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Iran sanctions to hurt Obama’s image

24 April 2010 16:58

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has warned his US counterpart about adopting new sanctions against Iran, saying the move would hurt Barack Obama’s public image.

President Ahmadinejad who was on a two-day visit to Uganda, told a joint press conference with his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni that “Iran’s nuclear issue is a political case.”

The Iranian president then took a swipe at the British and US governments for politicizing Iran’s nuclear issue, saying their “enmity toward the Iranian nation” is not a new approach.

Pointing to the fact that during his presidential campaign, President Barack Obama sought to bring change to the “inhumane and violent image” of the US government, President Ahmadinejad said “[President] Obama will suffer most from adopting a new round of sanctions against Iran,” as the move would ruin his political posturing.

The remarks came after the Iranian and Ugandan presidents held two rounds of private talks in the capital of Kampala.

The two leaders exchanged views on bilateral relations along with regional and international developments on Saturday and signed three documents on future cooperation.

Both countries also vowed to promote cooperation in the field of finance, agriculture, health, energy, investment, transportation, tourism and animal husbandry.

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