GEOPOLITICS

Ahmadinejad Backs Two-State Solution

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told George Stephanopoulos this morning that he's prepared to back a two-state solution in the Middle East under the condition that Palestinians approve a peace agreement with Israel. "Whatever decision they take is fine with us," he said. "We are not going to determine anything. Whatever decision they take, we will support that." The remark is noteworthy following Ahmadinejad's long-maintained position that Israel shouldn't exist and should be "wiped off the map." He also said he would soon be ready to talk about Iran's nuclear program.