Iran's hardline president on Wednesday accused Barack Obama of meddling in his country after the US leader called for global support for Iranians in their fight for greater democracy. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, reinstated as president last year in what the opposition charged was a fraudulent election, branded the US government as "the most violent dictatorship. "He (Obama) has issued a statement on the anniversary of the election. This is meddling in Iran's affairs," Ahmadinejad said in a televised speech, referring to the US president's statement before the June 12 anniversary of the disputed poll. "This nation does not acknowledge you at all and hates you," Ahmadinejad said, drawing chants of "Death to America" from the crowd assembled for his visit in the central city of Shahrekord.