"This was a major decision, although the Iranian people were very much dismayed with the conduct of previous US administrations. And I was criticized here at home, in Iran. Nevertheless, I did that. I am yet to receive a response," Politico quotes Ahmadinejad, as saying.
He returned to the question of personal communications at the end of his interview, saying, "Well, Iran and US relations are dependent on the decision taken by the US administration. Mr Obama sends us messages of friendship but in the communiqui issued by the five plus one, enmity can be seen. So this is a dual route, if you will.
"I have sent a message to Mr Obama myself. We welcome change. We are praying to the All Mighty for that. And we will help to bring change about."