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IRANS SUPREME LEADER REJECTS OBAMA APPEAL

Posted on: March 21, 2009

IRANS SUPREME LEADER REJECTS OBAMA APPEAL

IRANS SUPREME LEADER REJECTS OBAMA APPEAL

Iran’s supreme leader has said he cannot see any adjustment in US policy, a day after President Barack Obama’s appeal to the country for a new beginning in relations.
“They give the slogan of change but in practice no change is seen,” Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech.
“What is the change in your policy? Did you remove the sanctions? Did you stop supporting the Zionist regime? Tell us what you have changed.”
He added: “We have no experience with the new American government and the new American president.
“We will observe them and we will judge. If you change your attitude, we will change our attitude.”
The supreme leader’s remarks come just a day after President Obama sent a historic online video message marking the Iranian New Year, Nowruz.

In the recording, the US president said: “For nearly three decades, relations between our nations have been strained.
“But at this holiday, we are reminded of the common humanity that binds us together.”
It was the latest step from the White House as it attempts to entice Iran to engage in dialogue and resolve decades of mutual animosity.
Iran responded by welcoming Mr Obama’s olive branch – but urged him to take concrete steps to repair US “mistakes”.
“We welcome the wish of the president of the United States to put away past differences,” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s press adviser said.

Source:news.sky

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