March 20th, 2012
12:17 PM ET

Iran, U.S. mark Iranian new year with blistering words

Iran and the United States rang in the Persian new year Tuesday with distinctly different messages for the Iranian people.

President Barack Obama slammed the Islamic Republic's crackdown on electronic communications and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that Iran would not hesitate to strike back in the event of an attack on the Islamic republic.

The beginning of the year 1391 took Khamenei to the massive Imam Reza shrine complex in the eastern city of Mashhad, where thousands jammed the mosque to hear the nation's supreme leader.

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  1. Sofa King

    It's only 1391 in Iran. That explains a lot.

    March 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©


      March 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • shahin2102

      Your comment explains a lot as well. You must be American.

      March 20, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    I'm personally waiting to see how the U.S. occupation of Iran will unfold, not necessarly when it will.

    March 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    @ Mary
    Pray let me get it straight. You are " waiting to see how the U.S occupation of Iran will unfold". Does that mean you are looking forward to U.S getting its men & women onto the sands of Iran after our 'triumphant' invasion and occupation of Iraq & Afghanistan?
    Knowing your posts I'm sure I'm wrong.

    March 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Don't we have enough on our plate that we can't cope up with to pile up more of the same . Or are we in the throes of some kind of 'self-destructive' syndrome?

    March 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Black Ratt

    Can someone tell me what war has America won?

    March 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    @ saywhat,
    I am vehemently opposed to war alltoghter.
    But the history since WW2 is clear, the US love to steal or get others resources dirt cheap and will install a leader that plays their games.

    March 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |