Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: “Iran Chose The Path To Dignity…Pride”

The day of the election results in Iran turn sour. (Photo: GETTY)

The day of the election results in Iran turn sour. (Photo: GETTY)

TEHRAN – Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke on national television on Saturday after he was declared winner over his popular incumbent, reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi. In his speech, Ahmadinejad declared that Iranians had chosen a “path to the future” and “dignity and pride” under his administration.

Iranians took to the streets as results became evident that Ahmadinejad had won by a landslide in protest and called for a new election. The U.S. and Israel are not pleased with the outcome of the election. Israel stated today that another term under Ahmadinejad’s regime raises a nuclear threat.

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman issued this statement:
“In light of Teheran’s continued policies and, all the more forcefully now, in light of the victory and continuing rule of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the international community must continue to act in an uncompromising way to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons….[Tehran] poses a problem to the international community – it is not personal, but stems from its policies.”

WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE

The White House said Saturday that they are looking into allegations of irregularities in the voting.

In a written statement Press Secretary Robert Gibbs stated that: “Like the rest of the world, we were impressed by the vigorous debate and enthusiasm that this election generated, particularly among young Iranians. We continue to monitor the entire situation closely, including reports of irregularities.”

President Obama is keeping a low profile and not commenting on the election or the chaos on the streets of Tehran.

dolores@newsjunkiepost.com


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7 Responses to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: “Iran Chose The Path To Dignity…Pride”

  1. Vote -1 Vote +1molly
    June 13, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Isn’t that Lieberman, not Ahmadinejad?

    • Gilbert Mercier
      Vote -1 Vote +1Gilbert Mercier
      June 13, 2009 at 5:56 pm

      It is indeed, per the caption under the photograph.

      • Dolores M. Bernal
        Vote -1 Vote +1Dolores M Bernal
        June 13, 2009 at 5:57 pm

        Yes, it’s Lieberman. You’re good Molly. Gilbert and I may consider changing that photo. As a matter of fact I will now.

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