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 responds: 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.”
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.
Stay tune for the next round of American whining and Iranian threats.