Via Hot Air,
Ahmadinejad to Obama: Apologize (emphasis added)
The hardline leader also called on Washington to withdraw its troops from across the world as a proof of Mr Obama’s commitment to change.
“You were standing against the Iranian people in the past 60 years,” Mr Ahmadinejad said during an address in the western region of Khermenshah that was broadcast by state television.
“Those who speak of change must apologise to the Iranian people and try to repair their past bad acts and the crimes they committed against Iran.”
As to the troops, he said he expected two kinds of “deep and fundamental” change.
“Meet people, talk to them with respect and put an end to the expansionist policies. If you talk about change it must put an end to the US military presence in the world, withdraw your troops and take them back inside your borders.”
Mr Ahmadinejad said the advocates of change must “stop supporting the Zionists, outlaws and criminals”.
He called on the United States to “stop interfering in other people’s affairs”.
That’s rich. Take a look at what Iran is doing in Latin America (more details in this morning’s podcast),
and tell me, shouldn’t the US be asking what Iran is doing meddling in other countries?
The Beeb is SHOCKED at the vitriol in President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s remarks to the new US administration.