Posturing

Ahmadinejad Hits Back at Clinton

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did not take kindly to allegations from secretary of State Hillary Clinton that Iran was moving toward a “military dictatorship.” While she is lobbying for tough U.N. sanctions against Iran, Ahmadinejad downplayed the importance of the Revolutionary Guard, pointing out instead that the United States has 300,000 troops currently stationed in the Middle East. "We don't take her comments seriously,” Ahmadinejad said at a press conference Tuesday. "These comments she is making are not wise.” He added: "If anyone does anything against Iran, then our response won't be the same as in the past. No, we will definitely react and make them regretful." The current back and forth was spurred by Ahmadinejad’s announcement that Iran intends to build 10 nuclear fuel plants and is working to enrich uranium.