June 27th, 2009
02:00 PM ET
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Ahmadinejad accuses Obama of interfering in election

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad chided President Obama on Saturday for 'meddling' in Iran.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad chided President Obama on Saturday for 'meddling' in Iran.

TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) - Iran's president slammed President Obama on Saturday, saying officials in the Islamic republic are astonished over what they see as his interference in Iran's disputed elections.

"Didn't he say that he was after change?" Ahmadinejad asked Iranian judiciary officials in a speech. "Why did he interfere? Why did he utter remarks irrespective of norms and decorum?"

His remarks are countering Western criticism of the June 12 elections, which the government said Ahmadinejad won in a landslide.

Ahmadinejad spoke a day after Obama discussed the unrest in Iran during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. mike

    I agree. Uhbama should be impeached and brought up on war crimes.

    June 27, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  2. David

    It's clear Ahmadinejad is not willing to take responsibility for his own government. Trying to blame America for the problems of his country is like Republicans trying to blame Democrats and Independents for the consistent failure of the GOP. The public who he failed in serving, continue to reject him in massive numbers.

    However, both Ahmadinejad and the GOP are in denial about their own rejected and failed policies.

    June 27, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  3. MR

    Hmmm, seems I've heard about this somewhere....oh, thats right, this is exactly what Pres. Obama said would happen if he spoke out too much about the Iranian election. Hope the repubs are happy, now they can criticize this. Hopefully the Iranian people are smart enough to see through Ahmadinejad's rhetoric.

    June 27, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  4. Gordon

    Our elections were interfered with too...the mentally challenged all
    conspired to vote for Obama.

    June 27, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  5. Larry

    Sounds to me like Ahmadinejad is now part of the GOP

    Maybe he could run against Obama in 2012

    Lets go see what Limbaug thinks of that idea

    June 27, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
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