Sunday, December 18, 2005

Iran's top official calls Bush “odd” man

Iran Focus: a pro-MEK website
Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator and Secretary General of the powerful Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) described on Sunday United States President George W. Bush as an “odd” man.

Ali Larijani, speaking to reporters in the southern city of Shiraz, defended comments by hard-line Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calling for the destruction of Israel and denying that the Holocaust took place. READ MORE

George Bush is an odd and peculiar person for the whole world”, Larijani said, in an apparent response to comments by Bush on the American television channel PBS, who described the Iranian president as an “odd guy”.

Larijani said that Ahmadinejad was right in his anti-Israeli comments. He blasted U.S. policy in the Middle East as strange and hypocritical.

The top Iranian security official said that Washington had to learn a lesson from the war in Iraq and not repeat such mistakes.