Ahmadinejad tells Obama to stop “interfering” in Iran
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Updated: Thursday, June 25, 2009


Washington, 25 June (WashingtonTV)—Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday accused US President Barack Obama of meddling in Iran’s affairs, and called on him to apologize to the Iranian people.

Ahmadinejad, whose disputed re-election has led to days of protests and unrest throughout Iran, also charged Obama of adopting the rhetoric of his predecessor, George W. Bush.

“I hope that you [Obama] will refrain from interfering in Iran’s affairs and express your regret in a way that the Iranian people are informed of it,” Ahmadinejad was quoted by the Fars news agency as saying.

Referring to Obama’s campaign slogan of “change”, Ahmadinejad, who was speaking at the inauguration of a petrochemical project in the southern port town of Assaluyeh, said: “If real change takes place, Iran would welcome that.”

He also warned that Obama’s comments regarding the situation in Iran could damage any possible dialogue between the two sides.

“Our question for Obama is why did he fall in this trap and speak such words, which were also spoken by Bush before him, and what is this manner of speaking with the Iranian nation?” Ahmadinejad was quoted by Fars as saying.

He added: “They [the U.S.] don’t understand that 70 million people are standing before them, and I say to them that everyone ... >>>