Iran’s “More Nuanced Approach” to Israel

Philip Hammond took to the airwaves this morning to praise Iran’s “more nuanced approach” towards Israel, in response to critics of his attempts to rebuild relations with the theocratic regime. How is that whole “more nuanced approach” going?

Here is the latest diplomatic effort from Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s Twitter account, which CNN confirms is “affiliated” to the Supreme Leader:

“We support resistance in Palestine and the region, and take all possible means to support anyone who fights Israel, is against the Zionist regime and supports resistance.”

Just two days ago, Khamenei told Iranians:

“the root cause of the problems returns to [our] real enemies, the US and Israel… [Islamic nations] have realized that their real stubborn enemy is the world arrogance and Zionism and that’s why they chant slogans against the US and Zionism”

Perhaps that “more nuanced approach” simply involves Fajr-5 rockets rather than nuclear bombs…

Iran News Agency Falls for Onion Spoof

This is pure gold. The Iranian Fars news agency has run a story from the spoof online news site the Onion, apparently failing to realise that it was all a joke. Under the headline “Rural whites prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama”, Fars hilariously reported:

TEHRAN (FNA)- According to the results of a Gallup poll released Monday, the overwhelming majority of rural white Americans said they would rather vote for Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than US President Barack Obama. “I like him better,” said West Virginia resident Dale Swiderski, who, along with 77 percent of rural Caucasian voters, confirmed he would much rather go to a baseball game or have a drink with Ahmadinejad than spend time with Obama. “He takes national defense seriously, and he’d never let some gay protesters tell him how to run his country like Obama does.” According to the same Gallup poll, 60 percent of rural whites said they at least respected that Ahmadinejad doesn’t try to hide the fact that he’s Muslim.

Amazing.

Iran Ignores Earthquake Tragedy

The Iranian government has been accused of ignoring the devastating earthquake that killed 300 of its people over the weekend. Press TV, Iran’s state television channel, failed to mention the disaster while bonkers President Mahmoud Ahmadienjad and supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei took over a day to issue a response. Guido has taken a look at Press TV‘s website and has yet to find anything on the tragedy. There was, however, a story about how the Olympics have apparently been infiltrated by Zionists:

Talk about priorities…

Iran Censors Chic-Ken

The nuclear-enriching Iranian government has banned chicken from being shown on television in order to control the cravings of its impoverished people. The Iranian chief of police ranted:

They show chicken being eaten in movies while somebody might not be able to buy it…Films are now the windows of society and some people observing this class gap might say that we will take knives and take our rights from the rich.”

Reminds Guido of a certain Chic-Ken who used to appear on Iranian TV…

The Bomb Iran Bandwagon

With the combination of Iranian military chief Major General Hassan Firouzabad saying on Sunday that “the Iranian nation is standing for its cause and that is the full annihilation of Israel”, as well as today’s news that the National Security Council discussed the growing threat of war last week, Iran is firmly back on the agenda. So far the Huffington Post have played a straight bat with their coverage, but that will likely change over the summer. The Yanks are certainly concerned by their new “Political Director”…



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William Hague on Tony Blair…

“To the political law that you can’t fool all of the people all of the time he added Blair’s law – that you can make a very serious attempt at it.”

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