Obama: I Don’t Take Ahmadinejad’s Apology Demand Seriously

President ObamaPresident Obama said Friday that he doesn’t take Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s demand for an apology seriously after the Iranian president accused him of interfering in the country’s affairs.

“I don’t take Mr. Ahmadinejad’s statements seriously about apologies, especially given the fact that the United States has gone out of its way not to interfere with the election process in Iran and I’m really not concerned about Mr. Ahmadinejad apologizing to me,” Obama said in a joint White House appearance with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after they conferred privately.

“I would suggest Mr. Ahmadinejad think carefully about the obligations he owes to his own people and he might want to consider looking at the families of those beaten, shot or detained. That’s where Mr. Ahmadinejad and others need to answer their questions,” he said.

Obama also told reporters Friday that Iranian reform leader Mir Hossein Mousavi has “captured the imagination or spirit” of those within Iran who are “interested in opening up.”

He said Mousavi has become a representative of the people who’ve been demonstrating in the streets of Tehran, and who’ve been showing what Obama calls “extraordinary bravery.”

via Obama: I Don’t Take Ahmadinejad’s Apology Demand Seriously – Political News – FOXNews.com.

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