OBAMA IRANIAN DIALOGUE HAS BEGUN/update
President Obama: We are good boys. You may do anything you wish to your people and we will remain respectfully silent:
"And I want to start off by being very clear that it is up to Iranians to make decisions about who Iran's leaders will be; that we respect Iranian sovereignty and want to avoid the United States being the issue inside of Iran, which sometimes the United States can be a handy political football -- or discussions with the United States.
Iranian Government respond: Not true! You are as bad as ever!
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."
US government respectfully disagrees Not fair. We, too, are good. Unlike those nasty Europeans we refuse to see:
The State Department is disputing an allegation by the Iranian government that the United States is meddling excessively in its internal affairs.
State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley responded to the allegation by telling reporters that the U.S. is withholding judgment about whether last week's presidential election was conducted fairly. He said the U.S. is not interfering in Iranian internal affairs.
Crowley acknowledged that the Swiss ambassador, who represents U.S. interests in Tehran, was summoned by government officials to hear the Iranian complaint.
Stop your meddling and before you complain about our human rights, you need to appologize some more. And, oh yes, let's not forget to chant - DEATH TO AMERICA
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei condemned on Friday what he said was interference by"some foreign powers" in this month's election in the country.
"After street protests, some foreign powers ... started to interfere in Iran's state matters by questioning the result of the vote. They do not know the Iranian nation. I strongly condemn such interference," Khamenei said.
"American officials' remarks about human rights and limitations on people are not acceptable because they have no idea about human rights after what they have done in Afghanistan and Iraq and other parts of the world. We do not need advice over human rights from them," he added.
Why don't you speak nicely to me?! People are watching and they will think you are not nice!:
President Barack Obama says he is very concerned by the"tenor and tone" of comments by the Iranian supreme leader, who warned of a crackdown if protesters continue massive street rallies.
In an interview taped Friday with CBS News' Harry Smith, Obama said that Iran's government should"recognize that the world is watching." He said that"how they approach and deal with people who are, through peaceful means, trying to be heard" will signal"what Iran is and is not."
Stay tune for the next round of American whining and Iranian threats.
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