Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Iran Celebrates Anniversary of Islamic Revolution: Stick-Wielding Mob Attacks Former President, Obama Burned In Effigy, A-Jad Wants "Mutual Respect"

Remember, Iran thinks that engaging in talks makes us look weak and signals the end of America as a world power.

Ahmadinejad, wants an apology from Obama, denies the holocaust, and the Irani government supplies weapons to terror groups in Iraq and Palestine and is suspected of developing a nuclear weapon to help Hamas wipe Israel (and US Interests) off the face of the earth.

From Al-Jazeera:
Thousands of Iranians chanting anti-US slogans have rallied in the capital Tehran, celebrating 30 years of the Iranian revolution. Addressing the rally on Tuesday, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, said Iran is ready for dialogue with the US provided the talks were based on mutual respect.

As many in the crowd carried placards reading "Death to America" and set alight US flags, he said: "The new US administration has announced that they want to produce change and pursue the course of dialogue. "It is quite clear that real change must be fundamental and not tactical. It is clear the Iranian nation welcomes real changes. "The Iranian nation is ready to hold talks but talks in a fair atmosphere with mutual respect."

Ahmadinejad lauded the revolution, which toppled the Shah. "The Iranian revolution, although it started in Iran and is the core of the Iranian nation, it belongs to all nations anywhere in the world," he said.

"The Iranian revolution has brought great results. Over the past 30 years, Iran has been moving to the top. It has increased its speed in the fields of scientific research.

"Because of suppression and relying on a foreign country, the scientific
research work had not been developing," Ahmadinejad said, referring to US and Western sanctions imposed on Iran.

Iranian perspective

Seyed Mohammed Marandi, a professor at the University of Tehran, told Al Jazeera: "The people burning the US flag shows how angry they are at the US. [US president Barack] Obama says Iran should change, but Iran sees it the other way round.

"America has imposed sanctions that have ruined the economy... they[Iranians] do not yet trust this administration" Seyed Mohammed Marandi, professor at the University of Tehran"Hundreds of thousands of American troops surround Iran, not the other way round. America has imposed sanctions that have ruined the economy. They [Iranians] do not yet trust this administration."

The Times Online reported:

Iran’s former president was set upon by an angry stick-wielding mob today amid celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution on the streets of Tehran. The attack on Mohammed Khatami came just two days after the reformist cleric announced he would be running against the hardline incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in June's presidential elections.

"A-Jad" also has these words of encouragement:

TEHRAN, Feb. 10 (ISNA)-Iran’s President said the country is ready for dialogue under just climate and mutual respect.

The US new administration has announced it wants to bring change and take the path of dialogue, it is very clear that the change must be fundamental instead of tactical, said Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tuesday to tens of thousands of Iranians who gathered in Azadi (Freedom) square in Tehran to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Islamic Revolution.

“Iran’s nation welcomes real changes, Iran’s nation is ready for dialogue, but dialogue in a just climate and with mutual respect.”

Iran’s nation is a true and real superpower, Ahmadinejad added, Iran is a competent and justice-seeker power that befriends all nations and has no eye for territories and interests of others.

****It is impossible that someone presumes he is able to threaten Iran’s nation.

“Today, the world is passing materialism, authoritarianism and bullying era and the time when the military and economic power could have the supreme role, the world is on the verge of entering the era of thoughts, logic and dialogue.”

They (the West) said they want to defy terrorism, Iranians have been fighting against terrorists for 30 years, and if they really want to defy the phenomenon they should cooperate with Iran’s nation that is the biggest victim of terrorism, he said.
Wow, and we thought our President was full of "doom and gloom".

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