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Iran overtly criticized US President Obama's threats of use of force
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United States President Barack Obama revealed this week that
he has had written correspondence with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
whose recent election had drawn positive
reactions from the international community.
Saying President Obama and his
foreign policy team are "captive of influential lobbies",
the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham protested against "repetition
of war rhetoric" by President Obama when he was explaining his outreach
to President Rouhani in an interview with ABC
Actually the US seeks a
military solution to the Syrian crisis in favor of these "lobbies' interests." Now
that the US and Russia have reached an agreement on
the dismantling of Syria's
chemical weapons, the US "is deprived of any pretext to launch military
action against Syria," said Iranian
Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.
While Iran is being involved, along with Russia, in protecting the regime
of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, it has
also told the
Obama administration and its western allies that "Iran
cannot tolerate prolongation
of nuclear talks," in part as a result of
President Obama's "threats against Syria."
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