The supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has dismissed President Barack Obama’s attempt at “video diplomacy”. Big surprise, I’m shocked. Read more, see photos and video below.
The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s reaction to a video message by Barack Obama is the first from any high ranking leadership in Iran. President Obama had sent a message via video to Iran seeking to “start again”. If only it were that simple, Mr. President.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has the final say on any major policy decisions in Iran, and would have the final decision as to whether there will be any type of change in the relationship between the United States and Iran. For all of his bloviating, Ahmandinejad still has to answer to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Khamenei says there will be no change in policy between the two countries unless he sees an end to our “hostility” towards his country. Only in a liberal dreamworld; why did Obama even bother? He also says he wants to see “real change” in foreign policy; translation, pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan and leave them to the mercy of Islamic terrorists. From the guardian:
“They chant the slogan of change but no change is seen in practice,” Khamenei said in his speech, broadcast live on state television. “We haven’t seen any change.”
The Obama administration says that its original intention of making this video plea, was to go straight to the Iranian people; and that perhaps would eventually make its way into the dialogue between the two countries. Will that work? I don’t know. But Obama has found a brick wall with the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei; along with Ahmandinejad who have no interest in “talking” with the United States, no matter who the President is. Something liberals never seem to understand.
More photos and a video of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are below.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Video