Thursday 29 January 2009

Iranian fist remains clenched

To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect...we will extend a hand if you are unwilling to unclench your fist.
- Barack Obama, January 20th

Those who say they want to make change, this is the change they should make: they should apologise to the Iranian nation and try to make up for their dark background and the crimes they have committed against the Iranian nation.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, January 28th

Maybe the Iranian president should take note of some other words in Obama's inaugural speech:

To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West - know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not on what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history.

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