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Iran ready to change if US leads way: Khamenei
TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday the Islamic republic is willing to change if US President Barack Obama leads the way by changing American attitude towards his country.
Speaking a day after Obama offered Tehran a "new beginning" to turn back the tide on decades of mutual animosity, Khamenei said Iran is yet to see any change in Washington's attitude towards Tehran.
"We have no experience with the new American government and the new American president. We will observe them and we will judge. If you change your attitude, we will change our attitude," Khamenei said in an address to thousands of Iranians in the holy city of Mashhad which was broadcast on state television.
Tehran, he said, had yet to see any change in US policy towards Iran.
"We cannot see any change. What is the change in your policy? Did you remove the sanctions? Did you stop supporting the Zionist regime? Tell us what you have changed. Change only in words is not enough," Khamenei said.