Ahmadinejad: Obama Needs Me

President crazypants says the US is in isolation
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2010 8:57 AM CDT
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes a speech during a ceremony marking Iran's National Day of Nuclear Technology in Tehran, Iran, Friday, April 9, 2010.   (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

(Newser) – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he has Barack Obama right where he wants him. The Iranian president told his state-run media today that he’s sent a letter to Barack Obama telling him that he has “only one way to remain in power and be successful. This way is Iran.” He urged Obama to "cooperate with Iran in practice," for his own sake. The smack talk comes right after Obama’s nuclear summit, in which he continued his push for a new round of sanctions against Iran, CNN reports.

But Ahmadinejad isn’t worried about that. “The time when they imagine that they can do any harm on Iran is over,” he said. In fact, in his own little world, it’s not Iran that’s isolated, it’s the nation that just convened a 47-nation summit. He said the US had, “many economic and cultural problems” and its grip on the Middle East is slipping. “They want to dominate the world,” he said, “but Iran doesn’t let them.”

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