Iran Delivers Threatening Letter to President Obama
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Iran Delivers Threatening Letter to President Obama
July 4, 2011

By - ‘Reza Kahlili’

The Arab-language newspaper Al-Ahram reports that Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei recently sent a letter filled with threats to American officials. The letter, which is said to have been delivered by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, accuses the U.S. of meddling in Syrian affairs. According to Al-Ahram, Khamenei has ordered the U.S. to cease and desist pressuring the Syrian regime leadership, cautioning that Iran will retaliate against American troops stationed in Iraq should Obama refuse to take the warning seriously.

Jalal Talabani, who recently participated in the ?International Conference for the Global Fight against Terrorism? in Tehran, promised Khamenei that he would deliver the letter and the message to American officials. Ayatollah Khamenei, in a meeting with Iranian officials on June 30, warned that the U.S. ? in a complicated plot ? tries to create problems for Syria, and that the nature of the regional awakening was anti-U.S. and anti-Zionist.

Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar, which is a media branch of Hezbollah , quoted several of its Tehran-based sources as saying that the Iranian leadership also warned Turkey against taking any military action against Syria. The report adds that any militaristic meddling in Syria by the Turks would be considered ?crossing a red line? and will not be tolerated by the Iranian regime.

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