Iran President: Charge Bush for War Crimes

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    By NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press Writer
    Sat Nov 26, 9:31 PM ET



    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's hard-line president said Saturday the Bush administration should be tried on war crimes charges, and he denounced the West for pressuring Iran to curb its controversial nuclear program.

    "You, who have used nuclear weapons against innocent people, who have used uranium ordnance in Iraq, should be tried as war criminals in courts," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in an apparent reference to the United States.

    Ahmadinejad did not elaborate, but he apparently was referring to the U.S. military's reported use of artillery shells packed with depleted uranium, which is far less radioactive than natural uranium and is left over from the process of enriching uranium for use as nuclear fuel.

    Since the Iraq war started in 2003, American forces have fired at least 120 tons of shells packed with depleted uranium, an extremely dense material used by the U.S. and British militaries to penetrate tank armor. Once fired, the shells melt, vaporize and turn to dust.

    "Who in the world are you to accuse Iran of suspicious nuclear armed activity?" Ahmadinejad said during a nationally televised ceremony marking the 36th anniversary of the establishment of Iran's volunteer Basij paramilitary force.

    Iran has been under intense international pressure to curb its nuclear program, which the United States claims is part of an effort to produce nuclear weapons. Iran denies such claims and says its program is aimed at generating electricity.

    Iran insists that it has the right to fully develop the program, including enrichment of nuclear fuel — a process that can produce fuel for nuclear reactors or atomic bombs.

    On Thursday, the European Union accused Iran of having documents that show how to make nuclear warheads and joined the United States in warning Tehran it could be referred to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions.

    Iran has temporarily stopped its enrichment program, but negotiations with Britain, France and Germany broke off in August after Tehran restarted another part of its program: the conversion of raw uranium into the gas that is used as the feeder stock in enrichment.

    Iran also has rejected European calls to halt work at its uranium conversion facility near the central city of Isfahan.

    Ahmadinejad dismissed Western concerns over his country's nuclear program.

    "They say Iran has to stop its peaceful nuclear activity since there is a probability of diversion while we are sure that they are developing and testing (nuclear weapons) every day," Ahmadinejad said. "They speak as if they are the lords of the world."

    State-run TV said more than 9 million Basij members formed human chains in different parts of the country to mark their militia's anniversary. Thousands linked hands to make a 12-mile chain along an expressway in northern Tehran.

    Some Basij members also formed chains around an enrichment plant in the central city of Natanz and a nuclear plant under construction in the southern city of Bushehr, symbolizing their readiness to defend the country's nuclear program, Iranian TV reported.

    It is estimated that the Basij comprise 15 percent of Iran's population, or about 10 million people
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    Question? Do you think this guy is just a nut case, or should we be VERY worried about him?
     
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    it would certainly appear that he and others enjoy their rehtoric.....he should run for senator of mass.
     
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    :laugh: So I take it your saying he's just a nut job, in answer to my question... hehe
     
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    he is a nut job in power with and army and trying to aquire nukes.....he should be watched
     
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    I agree with you.
     
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    Nah, he should be taken out, like yesterday.
     
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    R U sure?
    I don't believe u can do it!
    This man has nuclear weapons!!
    Iran is controlling Iraq more than USA,
    And that's the game Iran plays.................
     
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    for the moment you are correct the political will is not there...however a little wink and nod to Israel would do the trick!As for Iran playing games...you are correct...they did quite well with the peanut farmer... one Jimmy Carter! However, the game is just about up...this idiot is just a few moments away from doomsday!
    :terror: :bye1:
     
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    We CAN, will we? Who knows?
     
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    This would be the verysame knucklehead President they have pictures of ringleading the invasion of the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979? He needs to just STFU.
     

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