The Thug-In-Chief congratulated Obama on his victory — the first time that has happened under the mullahcracy — and Majlis First Vice-Speaker Mohammad-Hassan Aboutorabi-Fard was fairly happy about Obama’s victory just a few days ago. But the bloom is already off the rose.
“Iran slams Obama’s tough language on nuke policy,” from The Associated Press, November 8 (thanks to Mackie):
TEHRAN, Iran: Iran criticized Barack Obama for the first time Saturday, with the country’s parliament speaker saying the world doesn’t need cosmetic changes in American foreign policy but fundamental ones.
The criticism followed Obama’s remarks in Chicago on Friday that it was “unacceptable” for Tehran to develop nuclear weapons and that he would mount an international effort to prevent it.
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Obama was going in the wrong direction with such comments.
“Obama can understand that strategic changes in (American) policy are required, not just cosmetic changes,” Larijani told state television.
Not just “desired.” “Required.”
Iranians initially welcomed Obama’s victory in the U.S. presidential elections as a triumph over the unpopular policies of President George W. Bush.
Hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad congratulated Obama on his win Thursday “” the first time an Iranian leader has offered such wishes to a U.S. president-elect since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Asked about Iran at his first news conference Friday, Obama said he will move deliberately on how to respond to Iran and what the response might be, but that he won’t do it in a “knee-jerk fashion.”
“This is a step in the wrong direction,” said Larijani. “If Americans want to change their situation in the region, they need to send good signals.”…
Or else what?