Friday, March 22, 2013

President Obama Shrugs Off The Latest Threats From Iran

Obama Shrugs Off Iran's New Israel Threat -- The Australian

US President Barack Obama says Iran's leader should spend more time working to improve the lot of his people than firing off warnings that he will annihilate Israeli cities.

Obama, in Jordan on Friday on the latest stop of a Middle East tour, sought to avoid getting into a war of words with Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, but said Iran could transform its future if it stood down its nuclear program.

If Western sanctions were lifted, Obama said, Iran could build thriving businesses, and expand commerce and travel interactions with the rest of the world, including the United States.

"That should be the vision, not threats to raze Israeli cities to the ground," Obama said.

Obama was asked about Khamenei's broadside at a media conference with King Abdullah II of Jordan.

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My Comment: President Obama is right .... but the Iranian leadership is not listening to him.

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