Iranian professors call words by Bollinger to Ahmadinejad 'shameful'

September 25, 2007 17:23


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Iranians on Tuesday called an introduction of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by Columbia University President Lee Bollinger "shameful" and said the harsh words only added to their image of the United States as a bully. The chancellors of seven Iranian universities issued a letter on Tuesday to Bollinger saying his statements were "deeply shameful" and invited him to come to Iran. In the letter, they asked him to provide responses to 10 questions ranging from: "Why did the US support the bloodthirsty dictator Saddam Hussein during the 1980-88 Iraqi-imposed war on Iran?" to "Why has the US military failed to find al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden even with all its advanced equipment?"

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