Iranian speaker: Obama is an 'international villain'

Ali Larijani says "US standing against Iran, Obama should know we do not want his messages, rather we need to be able to trust his words."

September 26, 2010 12:04
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FILE - In this photo released by the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), the reactor

Bushehr Plant 311. (photo credit: Associated Press)


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Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani slammed US President Barack Obama as an "international villain" for his comments on Iran and warned that Teheran needs to be vigilant during its confrontation with Washington, according to a Fars news agengcy report on Sunday.

"Today, the US is standing against the Iranian nation, Obama should know that we do not want his messages, rather we need to be able to trust his words," Larijani said during an address in Iran's Southern province of Fars on Saturday.

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Larijani spoke about Obama's recent remarks on Iran and asked "how dare Obama announce that he wants to help the Iranian nation? He should know that he is an international villain, he has never sided with the Iranian nation."

Larijani said, according to the report, that Washington has a hypocritical approach towards nuclear issues in Iran, specifically with regards to the supply of nuclear fuel for the Teheran research reactor.

"They [the US and its western allies] sent two countries (Turkey and Brazil) for talks with Iran on the nuclear issue, but then they changed their approach which showed they were only seeking chicanery," Larijani claimed according to the report.

The parliament speaker said the measure sends the signal that the US must be dealt with vigilantly."

Larijani's comments follow messages that Obama sent to Iran, saying that Washington is interested in creating friendly ties with the Iranian nation to topple the Islamic Republic.

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