Posted: 17 Aug 2010Press TV, 15 August 2010: "Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the Tehran Declaration provides solutions to the world's nuclear problems by transforming confrontational attitudes. Iran, Brazil and Turkey drew up the declaration in May as part of trilateral efforts to resolve Iran's stand-off with the West over its nuclear program. Press TV has conducted an interview with President Ahmadinejad to shed more light on the matter. ... Ahmadinejad: You must pay attention to ... the conspiracies and plans of the US and its allies. Before the elections, they had announced they would do anything possible to prevent the government of Ahmadinejad to be re-elected. President Obama was not supposed to interfere in our internal affairs. But during his Middle East tour, he said that he hopes there would be a change in Iran, so they organized many things that are unprecedented in the history of Iran. BBC Persian and VOA mobilized all their resources. ... Press TV: Every so often an issue comes along which is seized upon by the enemies of Iran and magnified and it becomes a big problem. One such is the punishment scheduled originally against the woman convicted of adultery, the so-called stoning case. I see that president Lula from Brazil has asked Iran if he can take this woman into exile there to solve this problem. Can Iran agree to this? Ahmadinejad: ... I think there is no need to create some trouble for President Lula and to take her to Brazil. We are keen to export our technology to Brazil rather tha[n] such people."
Voice of America press release, 12 August 2010: "Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) has told VOA's Spanish Television that growing ties between Iran and Brazil are a 'slap in the face' to U.S. President Barack Obama, who is trying to isolate Iran over its controversial nuclear program. ... Congressman Engel told VOA he is 'not satisfied' with the explanation that Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has provided about his meeting in May with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. ... The portion of Congressman Engel’s interview dealing with Iran [aired] on Thursday’s El Mundo al Día (The World Today)."
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