Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:57 pm Iranian press lauds Obama's UNGA speech, dismisses Israel
Iranian press lauds Obama's UNGA speech, dismisses Israel as 'isolated,' 'warmonger'
By JPost.com staff, Reuters
September 25, 2013
Official: The Iranians are smiling, but they're still cheating.
Iranian media on Wednesday lauded US President Barack Obama for a speech in which he attested to "past mistakes" made by Washington, and said a favorable shift has commenced in the global community's attitude toward Tehran, AFP reported.
Newspapers in Iran hailed Washington's seemingly altered tone toward its long-time foe as alluded to in Obama's address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday during which he spoke of engaging in a "diplomatic path" with the Islamic Republic.
AFP cited what it called the moderate Donya-e-Eqtesad daily as welcoming the US leader's "different tone". The report also noted the so-called conservative Jomhouri Eslami newspaper as praising the Obama's pledge that the US was "not seeking regime change" in Iran.
The reported quoted Shargh newspaper as welcoming Obama's speech while arguing that the hawkish Israeli stance on Iran would lose pertinence.
AFP cited the publication as claiming Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu would become "isolated" and viewed as a "warmonger," while stating in its editorial that, “Even those most pessimistic to an opening in relations have accepted that the time for change has arrived”. . . . [More]