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Ahmadinejad Takes On Obama

The "when in doubt, blame America" strategy got Mahmoud Ahmadinejad this far, so why stop now? The Iranian president whose disputed re-election ignited the current unrest in Tehran went after President Obama in an interview with an Iranian news agency, demanding an apology for his recent condemnation of violence by the Iranian government. “I hope you will avoid interfering in Iran’s affairs and express regret in a way that the Iranian people are informed of it," Ahmadinejad said. He added: "Our question is why he fell into this trap and said things that previously Bush used to say." Ahmadinejad has mostly stayed out of the spotlight since the election. His words come as the opposition claims some 70 university professors have been arrested. While protests are becoming less common in the streets than last week, some 100 MPs reportedly refused to attend a victory party for Ahmadinejad, a symbolic act of defiance that shows that the divisions on the street are at play in the government as well.