Friday, June 26, 2009

Back at You, Mr. Ahmadinejad!

Mr Ahmadinejad told Mr Obama to avoid "interfering in Iran's affairs". "Our question is why he fell into this trap and said things that previously [former US President George W] Bush used to say," Mr Ahmadinejad was quoted by the semi-official Fars news agency as saying. Iran's President Ahmadinejad denies claims the election was rigged.

President Obama on Tuesday made his strongest comments yet on the "unjust" violence used against the protesters in Iran. "The United States and the international community have been appalled and outraged by the threats, beatings, and imprisonments of the last few days," he said.
But despite the increasingly pointed rhetoric, the substance of the Obama policy remains towards Iran unchanged, the US regards its main priority as addressing Iran's nuclear programme and its support for militant groups, and Mr Obama has made clear repeatedly that the offer of talks with Tehran is still on the table.

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