Iran's president claims the United States will one day apologize and "beg" Tehran that the two countries resume diplomatic relations.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also says the U.S. administration has allegedly become so weakened that it can't harm Iran in any way. U.S.-Iran relations broke off after the U.S. Embassy hostage-taking that followed the 1979 Islamic Revolution, which brought Islamic clerics to power in Iran and ousted the pro U.S. shah.
The Iranian leader's rhetoric often includes comments seeking to portray Iran as somehow superior to America.
Ahmadinejad has made a slew of different statements, at times urging U.S.-Iranian friendship while at other times predicting America's demise. His latest remarks were reported on Monday by the official IRNA news agency.