PRESIDENT Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today accused Washington D.C. and Hollywood big wigs of hate-mongering against Iran, which faces tougher UN sanctions over its nuclear program.
In a televised address marking the Iranian New Year Iran's leader said he has no intention of bowing to the "new Spartans of the West" by halting nuclear activities, which he admits is just a cover for building atomic bombs, but instead said he wants to shift the animosity that people feel toward Iran back onto someone else.
Ahmadinejad, referring to the current blockbuster movie, "300" depicting a 480 BC battle between Greeks and Persians, said the film is a "Western attempt to vilify Iran's image and make us look like weak little girls in battle."
"By portraying us as bad people the U.S. wants the world to think that the Persians were really naughty and evil so that the world will turn against us and prevent our nation's development," Ahmadinejad said. "They are trying to tamper with history by making a film that, although true, makes Iran look savage. This seems very unfair to me. The U.S. is always holding back minorities. Iran is one of only three countries known as the "Axis of Evil" and that is not a lot. It is hard to be with so very few friends in the world and the mean U.S. always picking on us."
Ahmadinejad concluded his remarks by saying he might never come to the U.S. again if this is the way he's going to be treated.
"Gee whiz reality sucks," he said hotly.