Fair Enough

(Reuters) – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday U.S. President Barack Obama’s offer of better ties was just a “slogan,” but pledged Tehran would respond to any real policy shift by Washington. Speaking a day after Obama’s videotaped overture, Iran’s most powerful figure criticized U.S. actions toward Iran since its 1979 Islamic revolution and said he did not see any change in practice from the new U.S. administration so far.

But Khamenei, who has final say on all matters of state, added: “You change, our behavior will change.”

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4 Responses to “Fair Enough”

  1. libhomo Says:

    Khamenei’s stance towards the US these days is the same one that Bush took towards Iran. It is fitting, since both of them are religious extremists.

    • RickB Says:

      I think that’s why neocons hate IRI so much, it’s jealousy (plus it’s a too lefty under the religious stuff to go unmolested, cf Saudi Arabia).

  2. ralfast Says:

    It what happens behind the scenes, especially after the latest Iranian election that we have to keep our eye on.

    • RickB Says:

      Yes it will be instructive to see how the US responds, also ‘election’ yet in a lot of US media it is called a dictatorship. Hello Florida 2000, Ohio 2004, and any candidate needing around half a billion to run, *cough*

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