US after change in Iran government
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
In an obvious attempt to meddle in Iran's domestic affairs, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for a change in the country's "apparatus of the state."
In an interview with ABC on Sunday, Clinton expressed hope that "there will be some effort inside Iran…to take hold of the apparatus of the state," adding that she had "grave disagreements" with the Islamic Revolution.
Clinton's comments came as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad earlier advised the US to stop interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.
"Listen to the Iranian nations' advice, live with other nations based on justice and friendship… withdraw to your borders and mind your own business," the president said.
Earlier this month Clinton had accused Iran of being "morphed in a military dictatorship," which drew strong reactions from Iranian officials.
Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki responded by saying that these statements reveal the "real intentions of the US which are obviously in contrast with President Barack Obama's declared stances to interact based on mutual respect."
President Obama had offered "engagement on the basis of mutual interest and mutual respect," to Iran during his speech
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said that making untrue statements has become a habit for American officials.
Mehmanparast explained that "such statements are mostly in line with electoral campaign of the upcoming US elections and the authorities of this country have redoubled their efforts to this end."