Ahmadinejad jumps on bandwagon, writes Obama demanding $2 billion

Ahmadinejad jumps on bandwagon, writes Obama demanding $2 billion
Man of enterprise. (Image: Screen grab of CBS video, YouTube)

[Ed. – Silly rabbit.  You need to take some hostages first.  But, hey, A for effort, dude.]

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, rumoured to be planning a political comeback, has asked Barack Obama to return $2 billion of assets frozen in the US in a letter made public Monday.

Ahmadinejad wrote that despite early promises by the US president to improve ties with Iran “the same hostile policies along with the same trend of enmity were pursued”.

He specifically mentioned the $2 billion of Iranian foreign currency reserves seized from New York bank accounts earlier this year.

In April, the US Supreme Court confirmed an earlier ruling that the money should be used to compensate the families of victims of the 1983 bombing of a US Marines barracks in Lebanon and other incidents blamed on Iran.

Iran is appealing the decision at the International Court of Justice. …

The letter comes as the controversial former president, who led the country from 2005 to 2013, is reportedly working towards a possible run in next year’s presidential election.

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