Tuesday, October 19, 2004


Iran Endorses Bush

TEHRAN, Iran - The head of Iran's security council said on Tuesday the
re-election of President Bush (news - web sites) was in Tehran's best interests,
despite the administration's axis of evil label, accusations that Iran harbors
al-Qaida terrorists and threats of sanctions over the country's nuclear
ambitions. Historically, Democrats have harmed Iran more than Republicans, said
Hasan Rowhani, head of the Supreme National Security Council, Iran's top
security decision-making body. "We haven't seen anything good from Democrats,"
Rowhani told state-run television in remarks that, for the first time in recent
decades, saw Iran openly supporting one U.S. presidential candidate over
another. "We should not forget that most sanctions and economic pressures were
imposed on Iran during the time of Clinton," Rowhani said of the former
Democratic president. "And we should not forget that during Bush's era — despite
his hard-line and baseless rhetoric against Iran — he didn't take, in practical
terms, any dangerous action against Iran." Though Iran generally does not
publicly wade into U.S. presidential politics, it has a history of preferring
Republicans over Democrats, who tend to press human rights>

Here's the AP article.....
Bush Receives Endorsement From Iran

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