“TEHRAN (Reuters) – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused Barack Obama on Thursday of behaving like his predecessor towards Iran and said there was not much point in talking to Washington unless the U.S. president apologised.
EDITORS’ NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.
Obama said on Tuesday he was ‘appalled and outraged’ by a post-election crackdown and Washington withdrew invitations to Iranian diplomats to attend Independence Day celebrations on July 4 — stalling efforts to improve ties with Tehran.
‘Mr Obama made a mistake to say those things … our question is why he fell into this trap and said things that previously (former president George W.) Bush used to say,’ the semi-official Fars News Agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.
‘Do you want to speak with this tone? If that is your stance then what is left to talk about … I hope you avoid interfering in Iran’s affairs and express your regret in a way that the Iranian nation is informed of it,’ he said.”
So that’s the thanks POTUS gets for ducking and dodging the issue for a week? Let that be a lesson Barry, you put your hand out and they spit in it. If POTUS was a lot less arrogant, he might have known better.
In the meantime, the world’s terrorists must be enjoying this.