Rivalries

Obama Scoffs at Ahmadinejad

The day after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad demanded that President Obama “show your repentance,” Obama advised Ahmadinejad “to consider looking at the families of those beaten or shot or detained. That’s where Mr. Ahmadinejad and others need to answer their questions.” Obama was at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who announced that Germany and the United States stand side-by-side in opposing the Iranian violence and Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons. Of the protesters, Obama said "Their bravery in the face of brutality is a testament to their enduring pursuit of justice.”