Ahmadinejad: Enemies must respect Iranian people

Iran's adversaries must "begin respecting the people of Iran," Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a summit of regional leaders, repeating his nation's assertion that its nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes. In a speech to the Economic Cooperation Organization on Friday, the Iranian leader said his country's "adversaries are waging a psychological war and trying to establish a nuclear apartheid to prevent our people from exercising their inalienable rights." "I advise them not to repeat the experiences of the past and begin respecting the people of Iran," Ahmadinejad said.