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Iran Says US Is Interfering In Elections

From a sympathetic Associated Press:

Iran accuses US of interference in election feud

By Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press Writer

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has accused the United States of "intolerable" meddling in its internal affairs, alleging for the first time that Washington has fueled a bitter post-election dispute.

A state television channel in Iran says the government summoned the Swiss ambassador, who represents U.S. interests in Iran, to complain about American interference. The two countries broke off diplomatic relations after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. An English-language state-run channel quoted the government as calling Western interference "intolerable."

An amateur video showed thousands marching Wednesday on an overpass in the capital in support of pro-reform candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi’s election campaign. Mousavi has accused the government of rigging the election in favor of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad…

If only we were.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, June 17th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “Iran Says US Is Interfering In Elections”

  1. Georgfelis says:

    An honorable president would place this in context in his speech, and draw parallels with Poland and Solidarity (autocratic rulership not afraid to kill to stay in power overthrown by a democratic movement). But since that would draw parallels to Ronald Reagan, don’t expect it.

  2. tranquil.night says:

    ‘Iran’ is not accusing us of anything, a discredited evil state government is. Way to go AP, you ****ing managed to ignore all the known facts about the atrocities committed by the regime and spew out the meek State run media’s accusation just like we all knew you would. Tough nuts bud, because the Iranians aren’t backing down and neither are Americans.

    Beomoose RT from Iran: Basij now moving with motorcycles in streets trying to scare people to stop chanting. it is not working anymore #iranelection

    I would like to see anyone from the AP dare stand in the face of death for a higher principle.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    What I happen to really like about this is that it goes 180 degees out from Blammo’s statement yesterday stating specifically that the US “will not meddle”.

    So you could take it as Iran giving him the rasberry. In spite of the atrocious conditions now permeating Iran, I have to laugh that they are telling him to blow it out his —–.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Any time now Rusty, the American people will be giving Dinglebarry a finger he will immediately recognize.

      No ………it doesn’t mean he is #1 !!!

  4. wirenut says:

    Right now is the time to be sticking it to the regime and turning up the heat. Things like this have a bandwagon effect.
    Too bad the one doesn’t have a set.

    • tranquil.night says:

      I think he’s downright afraid of the implications this has. A new Iran is a complete shake-up to Middle East policy. It robs all terrorists organizations of their home base, most of their funding, and potentially clears Israel of one of it’s gravest threats. This is absolutely awful for Bam’s plans, foreign and domestic. The more people remember and understand that one thing to which he cryptically alluded in one speech was that mystical “common ground” – it’s freedom – the more everyone will begin to reject every aspect of the Obama Doctrine. He is absolutely terrified by a free Iran and peaceful Middle East under these terms – especially because HE’S not the one accomplishing it – and so he and his media will try to impugn the truth of this from getting out as much as humanly possible.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      You know, it just occurred to me that I wonder if the Iranians here in the US are looking at the blogs, like this one, and American Thinker and such and are passing along the information. By that I mean to the effect that Iranians have taken note that in the US, as much as we differ against the liberals, we can and they can get on the internet and be very vocal, even insulting and threatening to our government officials with impugnity. I wonder if they see that and find it disturbing that they cannot.

      Just a loose thought…

    • tranquil.night says:

      Rusty, I agree completely. I think the New Media in a way never before seen is finally drawing it’s contrast to the lies of old. If you put it into a Novelty perspective, you can say that this Iranian Revolution is showing us history (truth) happening nearly at the speed of time, whereas the further we move back in communications technology the harder it was for the truth to reach the masses, due to the control certain entities had in twisting the truth. This is a new level of realtime news that surpasses even the mainstream networks – they can only hope to squash it before too many people realize this and innovate upon it.

      I conclude with a feeling that it’s no coincidence 40% of America calls themselves conservative. As the times get tougher here under the Obama Era and individuals each suffer, persevere, and discover the root of their existence, the more this number will grow; and if the Neoconservative theory is correct, so too will this message move people worldwide.

      Not everyone. Not everyone wants to see the Sweetness & Light of life.

      The BBC on the Role of Twitter/Youtube

  5. texaspsue says:

    Bush WOULD have said something. Oh, silly me, he already did.

    The world’s free nations are also worried because the Iranian regime is not transparent. You see, a non-transparent society that is the world’s premier state sponsor of terror cannot be allowed to possess the world’s most dangerous weapons. So, as we confront Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions, we’re also reaching out to the Iranian people to support their desire to be free; to build a free, democratic, and transparent society.

    To support the Iranian people’s efforts to win their own freedom, my administration is requesting $75 million in emergency funds to support democracy in Iran. This is more than a fourfold increase over current levels of funding. These new funds will allow us to expand radio and television broadcasts into Iran. They will support reformers and dissidents and human rights activists and civil society organizers in Iran, so Iranians can organize and challenge the repressive policies of the clerical regime. They will support student exchanges, so we can build bridges of understanding between our people and expose more Iranians to life in a free society.

    By supporting democratic change in Iran, we will hasten the day when the people of Iran can determine their own future and be free to choose their own leaders. Freedom in the Middle East requires freedom for the Iranian people, and America looks forward to the day when our nation can be the closest of friends with a free and democratic Iran.


    Good point BTW, RS.

  6. beautyofreason says:

    Iran is full of it. They have used Western societies as a scapegoat for their own internal problems for a long time. Less than two months ago, three Sunni terrorists blew up worshiping Shi’ites in a mosque in the capital of Tehran. The Iranian government hung the three men responsible within days. Yet government officials blamed the terrorist attack on the United States and Israel, calling us “agents of arrogance.” They made us the scapegoat for an Islamic terrorist attack on their own soil.

    So it doesn’t surprise me a bit that the Iranian government is lying about the United States in order to quell dissent on their own vote rigging.

  7. VMAN says:

    Our numbnutz in chief just doesn’t get it. He says we won’t meddle and then gets accused of meddling. When will he learn you can’t make nice with these idiots?

  8. Reality Bytes says:

    Impossible! It’s “above his pay scale”. Besides, Obama only knows how to interfere in free elections. Corrupting Iran’s elections would be rendundant.

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