Iran top leader warns West over alleged meddling


Iran’s state television says that the country’s supreme leader is warning Western governments of a “negative impact” on relations over what he called their meddling in Iran’s postelection riots.

State television quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as telling a crowd of thousands in Tehran Monday that western governments must be careful of their “hostile remarks and behaviors” because Iran will react.

The supreme leader said Iran will pay attention to the remarks and behaviors of these governments and said that it will definitely have a negative impact on future relations with Iran.

Iran quashed street protests following its disputed June 12 election and the leadership has been trying to erase any lingering doubts about the legitimacy of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by portraying the unrest as sparked by foreign meddling, not by public anger.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state television says that the country’s supreme leader is warning Western governments of a “negative impact” on relations over what he called their meddling in Iran’s postelection riots.

State television quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying that the western governments must be careful of their “hostile remarks and behaviors” because the Iranian nation will react.

The supreme leader said Iran will pay attention to the remarks and behaviors of these governments and said that it will definitely have a negative impact on future relations with Iran.

Iran quashed street protests following its disputed June 12 election and the leadership has been trying to erase any lingering doubts about the legitimacy of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by portraying the unrest as sparked by foreign meddling, not by public anger.

AP.org

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One Response

  1. Many of us expect lies from politicians but when a cleric lies it seems a larger sin.

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