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Some 170 Iranian MPs reject Bush's anti-Iran allegations

Tehran, Feb 3, IRNA -- Some 170 members of parliament in a statement challenged the US president State of the Union address as token of the US record of interference in Iran's domestic affairs.

The MPs said that the US has a bad record of violating Iranian national sovereignty and sponsoring military coup against legitimate government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq in 1953 and reinstating Mohammad Reza Pahlavi's dictatorship.

"Now the US president lacks the credibility to advocate process of democracy unless it takes practical steps to remedy the wounds Washington has inflicted on the Iranian nation," the MPs said.

"President George W. Bush talked about democracy and the people's right to live in freedom whereas the US administration did not respect the rights of the Iranian people in the past 25 years with reinstating the darkest kind of dictatorship in Iran and supporting the brutality and genocide of the Zionist regime against the defenseless Palestinian people," the MPs said.

Bush in his State of the Union address to the Congress on January 28 repeated his baseless allegations against Iran, at the same time the MPs said that he retreated from the hostile stance he expressed in last year's State of the Union address.

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