Ahmadinejad: USA has ‘Dragged the World in Mud’, Calls for Leaders to be ‘Buried’

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mahmoud ahmadinejad Ahmadinejad: USA has Dragged the World in Mud, Calls for Leaders to be Buried

*Taken from Breitbart & Yahoo News via the Drudge Report.

STORY 1:

Iran’s hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad launched a vitriolic tirade against the United States and Israel on Sunday as he cast fresh doubt on the September 11 attacks, state media reported.

“They have such nerve to threaten us and say all options are on the table. May the undertaker take you, your tables… away as you have dragged the world in mud,” Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying in a speech.

The United States and Israel accuse Iran of seeking nuclear weapons and have never ruled out a military strike to curb Tehran’s atomic drive. Iran maintains its atomic programme has peaceful aims.

“We have hundreds of unanswered questions about the September 11 incident to which they should respond, and we will not back down on this,” Ahmadinejad said in the speech marking the start of a housing project outside Tehran.

“If they claim 3,000 people were killed on September 11, they (the perpetrators) should be identified and executed.

“We will even help in their arrest provided they present evidence, but will not accept whatever Bush and Obama say,” he said referring to former US president George W. Bush and his successor Barack Obama.

“Even the Americans themselves do not accept these claims, let alone other nations.”

Last month Ahmadinejad sparked outrage in the United States and around the world when he accused the US government of involvement in the September 11, 2001 attacks in a speech to the UN General Assembly.

Obama slammed the remarks as “hateful” and “offensive.”

Ahmadinejad has already drawn international condemnation by repeatedly casting doubt on the Nazi Holocaust since coming to power in 2005.

On Sunday, he branded Iran’s arch-foe Israel a “savage dog unleashed in the region.”

STORY 2:

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s president Sunday called for U.S. leaders to be “buried” in response to what he says are American threats of military attack against Tehran’s nuclear program.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is known for brash rhetoric in addressing the West, but in a speech Sunday he went a step further using a deeply offensive insult in response to U.S. statements that the military option against Iran is still on the table.

“May the undertaker bury you, your table and your body, which has soiled the world,” he said using language in Iran reserved for hated enemies.

Several top U.S. officials including Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff have said in recent months that the military option remains on the table and there is a plan to attack Iran, although a military strike has been described as a bad idea.

The crowd of military men and clerics in the town of Hashtgerd just west of the capital chuckled at the president’s insult and applauded.

The speech was broadcast by both state television and the official English-language Press TV, but the latter glossed over the insult in the simultaneous translation.

Ahmadinejad’s remarks come in sharp contrast to ones he made to Al-Jazeera Arabic news channel in August in which he offered the U.S. Iran’s friendship.

In Sunday’s speech, Ahmadinejad also questioned once more who was behind the Sept. 11 attacks in the U.S. and said they gave Washington a pretext for seeking to dominate the region and plunder its oil wealth.

During his speech in front of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, he said a majority of people in the U.S. and around the world believe the American government staged the attacks, drawing a strong rebuke from President Barack Obama.

Ahmadinejad often resorts to provocative statements to lash out enemies. He has already compared the power of Iran’s enemies to a “mosquito,” saying Iran deals with the West over its nuclear activities from a position of power and he has likened the United States to a “farm animal trapped in a quagmire” in Afghanistan.

Iran also condemned the latest U.S. sanctions slapped on eight Iranian officials Wednesday, saying they show American interference in Tehran’s domestic affairs.

Washington this week imposed travel and financial sanctions on the eight Iranians, accusing them of taking part in human rights abuses during the turmoil following Iran’s June 2009 presidential election.

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