Since when does Ahmadinejad know anything about world prestige? He doesn't know Persia's ancient history. I see Iran wants the Cyrus Cylinder loaned back to Iran from Britain. Is this the only source listing the history of Cyrus? Is this why he was unaware of the close relationship Cyrus had with the Jews? Cyrus may have conquered but he let the conquered people be as they were, exacting taxes as his due. Ancient Persian children, boys and girls, were taught three things by their culture: How to ride a horse, throw a spear, and to never, ever lie.
from the article: U.S. awaiting formal response from Iran on nuclear draft deal