Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham on Thursday deplored US President’s recent anti-Iran remarks, saying that Barack Obama does not consider the realities inside Iran.
In a recent interview with NPR, Obama had claimed that it is possible Iran starts making different decisions on regional issues and toning down its anti-Israel rhetoric.
In reply, Afkham described the remarks as worn-out, saying the US president has ignored the “noble trends and realities in the Iranian society” in the past four decades.
“Iran’s power and position is not just based on the Iranian-Islamic ancient culture and civilization, but the Iranian nation’s resistance against
hegemony and threat and (the country’s) principled support for innocent nations are also among important elements behind it,” she stressed.
She also dismissed Obama’s remarks about Iran’s isolation, adding, “In our view and that of many free nations in the world, it is the Zionist regime (of Israel) and its supporters that are (now) isolated in the international community.”
“What needs to be changed is the US policy and governing system and its approach toward independent nations,” Afkham said, referring to Obama’s call for a change in Tehran’s policies.
She further slammed US warmongering policies in the Middle East and its supports for the “criminal” regime of Israel, and urged Americans to seize the “rare chances available” to revise decades of wrong policies.
In other words, the Iranian government has absolutely no problem touting the fact that they played America, the Great Satan, the leader of the Western World, for a fool. The real question is, does Obama believe his rhetoric or is he just happily playing Court Jester, mouthing platitudes and P.R. for the radical Islamist regime?
It should come as no surprise that Israelis are against the Iran deal across the board. Then again, they’re a lot closer to the Iranian spokeswoman than we are. But, given Obama’s behavior, perhaps we are a lot closer to an Iranian mouthpiece than we’re being led to believe.