And urges punishment for the “invaders.” The Thug-In-Chief didn’t even offer a word of thanks to Washington for all that the U.S. has done for Iran in Iraq. “Iran welcomes US pullout, urges punishment for Iraq invaders,” from AFP, September 1:
TEHRAN: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad welcomed the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq but called for punishment of the invaders, state television’s Arabic-language Al-Alam channel said on Wednesday.
Ahmadinejad “welcomed the pullout of US forces from Iraq but said that those behind the invasion of this country should be put on trial and punished before an international court,” the channel reported.
If US President Barack “Obama wants to do something useful, he should pledge not to interfere in Iraq, take his forces out of Iraq and recognise Iraq’s independence and punish criminals,” the channel quoted Ahmadinejad as saying in an interview.
“The terrorists use the presence of US forces and their crimes as a pretext. If there are no crimes, they will not have any excuses for extremism and terrorism,” the hardline president added….