Not so good I’m thinking:
Iran’s president made a scathing and personal attack on U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday as an “inexperienced amateur” who was too quick to threaten to use nuclear weapons against enemies of the United States.
Commenting on new U.S. policy restrictions on the use of atomic weapons which sent a stern message to nuclear-defiant Iran that it remained a potential target, hard-line Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Obama that Iran would not yield to threats.
“Obama made these latest remarks because he is inexperienced and an amateur politician,” Ahmadinejad said on Iranian television. “American politicians are like cowboys. Whenever they have legal shortcomings, their hands go to their guns.”
Obama had made a diplomatic overture to Tehran soon after he took power in 2009, urging it to “unclench its fist.”
But since then a confrontation has intensified over Iran’s nuclear activities which the West suspects aims to develop an atomic bomb and which Tehran says is for civilian use.
Obama has recently urged U.N. Security Council members to back new sanctions against Iran.
His changes to U.S. weapons policy were announced before a nuclear summit in Washington next week. He renounced the development of new atomic weapons and ruled out the use of nuclear arms against non-nuclear armed states.
But this came with a condition. Countries would be spared a U.S. nuclear response only if they are in compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Iran and North Korea would thus not be protected and be potential targets.
“Yesterday some news was published saying that he (Obama) has threatened to use nuclear and biochemical weapons against countries that don’t comply with America and which do not yield to America’s pressure,” Ahmadinejad said in the speech from the northwestern city of Urmia. “We hope these reports are false.”
One of Mr. Ahmadinejad’s minions then went on to threaten Israel with annihilation (again), stating “If they (Israel) attack Iran, possibly no trace will be left from the Zionist regime (Israel)”.
It’s good to know Obama’s in charge to handle this sort of blustering wouldn’t you agree?
Crossposted at Brutally Honest.