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Iran says Obama's threats "propaganda": spokesman

(Xinhua)

10:40, January 26, 2012

TEHRAN, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Wednesday that U.S. President Barack Obama 's threat to use military force against Iran over the country's " peaceful" nuclear program is only meant for propaganda purposes, the local satellite Press TV reported.

Mehmanparast said that Obama's remarks in his annual State of the Union address were part of his election campaign ahead of the upcoming presidential elections in the United States.

The U.S. president's hostile remarks towards Iran sought to cover up the failures of his presidency by diverting attention towards Iran, Mehmanparast was quoted as saying.

On Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to use all options possible in stopping Iran's bid for a nuclear weapon, but did not rule out a peaceful resolution.

"Let there be no doubt: America is determined to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and I will take no options off the table to achieve that goal," Obama said in his annual State of the Union address to the Congress.

"But a peaceful resolution of this issue is still possible, and far better, and if Iran changes course and meets its obligations, it can rejoin the community of nations," he said.

The United States and its allies are pressuring Iran to engage seriously in talks over its nuclear program, which the West says is a cover for making nuclear weapons, a claim rejected categorically by Iran.

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lionheart1965 at 2012-02-01122.149.56.*
Obama is ready to attack a country (for what)? For having nukes ? Why is nuke good for Israel and bad for Iran. This man was awarded NOBLE PEACE prize. This man did nothing but followed imperialist legacy of Bush era.
PD User at 2012-01-27124.13.103.*
Yes Iran, be prepared. Meantime stop selling oil to Europe or ask them to pay for it in gold. This will teach them to be not so boastful.
Hoagie at 2012-01-2674.248.255.*
Huoqiao - stated like an israeli loyalist! A brainwashed american! Certainly not a wise chinaman. When a bullie issues a threat, thoughtful clear the way so the threat can take action??
Huoqiao at 2012-01-2675.72.239.*
IRAN MUST BE OUT OF HER MIND, CRAZY, OR SOME SORT. WHEN THEY THREAT YOU OF USING FORCE AND YOU STILL SAYING PROPAGANDA? YOU OUGHT TO BE PREPARE AND GET READY?
Canada at 2012-01-2670.36.49.*
Perhaps Obama is waiting until May when the pipeline is operational? But would war hurt his election chances?
  

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