More demands and tirades are issued forth from the unobstructed mouth of Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. From The Scotsman:
Iran’s hard-line president has called for the Bush administration to be tried on war crimes charges related to Iraq and denounced the West for its stance on Iran’s controversial nuclear programme.
“You, who have used nuclear weapons against innocent people, who have used uranium ordnance in Iraq should be tried as war criminals in courts,” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in an apparent reference to the US.
“Who in the world are you to accuse Iran of suspicious nuclear armed activity?” asked the Iranian president during a nationally televised ceremony marking the 36th anniversary of the establishment of the volunteer Basij paramilitary force.
Speaking of the Basij, Reuters reports,
Thousands of members of Iran”s volunteer militia, the basij, paraded and formed human chains in Iranian cities on Saturday as a show of force against international pressure on Iran”s atomic programme.
In Teheran, some 3,000 basij, clutching automatic rifles and wearing chequered headscarves, paraded before President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and chanted “God is the Greatest”.
Ahmadinejad told them their militia spirit would help thwart foreign powers in an international dispute over Iran”s atomic ambitions.
“Of course the (foreign powers) get angry when they see the power and spirit of the militia now governs our international policy, diplomatic relations and negotiations,” the president said. “In reply to their anger say: Go ahead, be angry but Die in your anger.”