Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fars (Iran): "Iran Likely to File Lawsuit against Hillary Clinton"

Have any other world leaders ever been successfully sued for "meddling remarks"?
The Iranian Parliament is likely to require the government to file a lawsuit against the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, for her recent meddling remarks in Iran's internal affairs.

Speaking to FNA, member of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Avaz Heidarpour said that the commission is slated to discuss Clinton's recent interfering remarks in a later meeting today.

Heidarpour said in case the commission comes to the conclusion that such a move is necessary, "the Parliament will task the government with lodging a complaint against Hillary Clinton".

Clinton, in interviews with the Persian language services of the BBC and Voice of America on Wednesday, said the United States plans to open a "virtual embassy" for Iran that will give Iranians online information about visas and student exchange programs despite the lack of formal diplomatic ties.

Clinton used both interviews to pretend that the United States hoped to broaden contacts with regular Iranians despite tensions with the Tehran government, and described Iran's Islamic establishment as a military dictatorship. She also said the "virtual embassy" website would be open by the end of the year and it would provide Iranians with information on visas and other programs.

In her astonishingly interfering remarks, Clinton said the United States was providing both technology and training to help Iranians circumvent government limits on the Internet and other forms of communication while seeking to expand sanctions on Tehran.

In response, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast Thursday night called on the White House officials to stop meddling in Tehran's domestic affairs, and said the recent remarks made by Clinton on Iran displayed her lack of knowledge and information.

Mehman-Parast strongly rejected the allegations raised by Clinton in her Wednesday interview with the BBC against Tehran, and stressed, "Mrs. Clinton's lack of information about Iran's issues has a history. Hence, she and other US administration officials are advised to stop using suppressive methods and exercising dictatorship inside the US and avoid continuing occupation and interventionist policies towards other countries instead of leveling accusations against others."

"Officials of the United States of America had better meet the demands of their people, specially the youth, which are manifested in the Wall Street Protest Movement and comply with the demands and aspirations declared by the people in the Islamic Awakening and popular uprisings in the regional countries who want the US to give up support for dependant rulers and stop military and security presence and interference in the other countries' affairs," he added.
Also at Fars today, a representative of Islamic Jihad (which as you know is currently racking up new martyrdoms testing its great new weapons) makes some pronouncements:
Representative of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement in Tehran Abu Sharif welcomed the recent developments and uprisings in the Muslim countries which have led to the collapse of the Zionist regime's allies in the region, and said Israel's protection shield is growing thin every day.

"The Zionist regime has had three security belts in the past, namely Egypt, Turkey and the monarchical regime of Iran; but God blessed us and the support of the Shah of Iran for the Zionists stopped as a result of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran," Abu Sharif said in Tehran on Sunday.

"Also with the collapse of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt we are witnessing that Israel's security belt is growing increasingly tight," he said, implying that the trend of affairs is moving in a direction that will eventually lead to the collapse of the Israeli regime after it is left alone with no protection shield in the region. [...]
English articles form the Iranian press often seem to use "collapse" to mean military defeat.

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