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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Kerry denied entry into Iran

The Iranian parliament has voted to deny US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry an entry visa into Iran (Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit).
"Members of the Iranian parliament's Foreign Relations Committee (a subcommittee of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission) voiced opposition to the request after studying the issue," Hassan Ebrahimi, head of the committee, told the semi-official Fars News Agency.


On Saturday, Iranian legislators stepped up the rhetoric against the news that Kerry was considering traveling to Tehran with the blessing of the White House.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran has no plans to negotiate with any American official, unless the country (the U.S.) changes its policies," member of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Zohreh Elahian said, according to Fars News Agency.

"Iran-US relations are not under such conditions that could produce results through a number of non-targeted meetings and talks," rapporteur of the parliament's Nationals Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazzem Jalali told Fars on Saturday in response to a question about Kerry wishing to visit Iran.

"Americans are more seeking to exploit the media and means of propaganda in a bid to gain an advantage," Jalali said. "...A number of the high-ranking officials in the present U.S. administration sent letters for talks with Iranian officials when they served as senators.

"The bills ratified in the US legislative bodies against Iran are examples of paradoxical behavior which we are witnessing from American statesmen towards Iran, and indicate that their policies on Iran are not honest," he added.
Will Kerry take no for an answer? Will Obama?

What could go wrong?


At 12:05 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

I doubt it. At least the Iranians have the good sense to know Kerry's a total joke.

At 9:16 AM, Blogger Abu Yussif said...

someone needs to tell the iranians what a self-important man kerry is.


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