A senior Iranian lawmaker has urged US President Barack Obama to think of the massacre of innocent people in the region, predicting a dark future for the United States.
“Instead of being concerned about certain blind moves inside Iran, the US president had better be concerned about the killings of innocent people in the region,” a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis), Kazem Jalali, said on Monday.
“The wave of hatred of the United States is currently felt in the region and a dark future definitely awaits the Americans,” Jalali told Fars news agency.
He emphasized that innocent people in Bahrain, Yemen and Libya are being brutally killed while the US and its allies claim to defend human rights and democracy.
The lawmaker described as “ridiculous” Obama's message on the occasion of the new Iranian calendar year and noted that the US has been disgraced in the region and has an awful situation at present.
He pointed to the US miscalculation on Iran and emphasized that Obama has made a "blatant mistake" in his message “because the Islamic Republic of Iran is among democratic countries in the region.”
“The Iranian nation supports the Islamic establishment,” Jalali reiterated.
In his message to the Iranian nation on the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, Obama criticized the Iranian government for what he called “a campaign of intimidation and abuse” following the June 2009 presidential election.
He claimed that the Iranian government has demonstrated that it cares far more about preserving its own power than respecting the rights of the Iranian people.
The US chief executive also said that “the future of Iran belongs to the young” and reiterated that he would stand by the Iranian youth in determining their future.