Six years ago, Mahmood Ahmadi-Nejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, sent an eloquent letter to President George W. Bush. With war still threatening years later, perhaps it’s time people read for themselves just what the president of Iran said.

[This letter was submitted to U.S. president George W. Bush via the Swiss embassy in Tehran on May 8, 2006. It was originally written in Persian. This translation was provided by the Islamic Republic News Agency, the official news agency of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The original letter in Persian is available at the website of the Presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The original translation is also available. See Wikinews: Ahmadinejad sends letter to George W. Bush. See also Ahmadinejad’s 2006 letter to the American People:]