22 June 2009

More Uncle Napoleon style posturing by Iranian officials

CNN has reported that Iran may review its ties with the United Kingdom because of "interference in Iran's recent post-election unrest,"

Iranian Foreign Minister Uncle Napoleon, sorry Manouchehr Mottaki accused Britain of interfering in the country's recent vote(see my earlier post below. It also explains the Uncle Napoleon reference if you are not familiar with it). In addition Iran's parliamentary speaker, Uncle Napoleon, sorry Ali Larijani, submitted the request Monday to the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission which called on the Foreign Ministry to review the relationship
"The Islamic Republic of Iran favours the expansion of relations with all countries, but will never accept interference of other states in its internal affairs,"

According to CNN (and this is something I missed yesterday) Mottaki accused Britain of supporting followers of the persecuted Baha'i faith (more on this above).

Once again Britain has become Iran’s number one demon. There are good historical reasons for Iran to be deeply suspicious of our country but right here, right now the Iranian government is passing the blame for a situation totally of its own making.

2 comments:

James Higham said...

Ah, I see.

jams o donnell said...

That's the Baha'i reference!