TEHRAN, IRAN (AUGUST 12, 2009) IRIN -
IRAN'S PARLIAMENT SPEAKER ALI LARIJANI SAYING:
"The French foreign minister (Bernard Kouchner) announced that the doors of the French embassy in Tehran are open to all Iranian protesters involved in recent events. It is indeed a mystery that countries which make such mindless declarations also entertain fanciful ideals about being able to influence world affairs. You (the French authorities) have kept open the doors of your embassy, but has anyone taken you up on your offer?
Another version of the same attitude can be seen in the words of the U.S. secretary of state (Hillary Clinton) who said that 'we have done a lot of work to empower the protesters, and we will continue to support the opposition.' It is really scandalous that the diplomacy of a nation can be so opportunist in nature. What is the political and security value of your actions when you who claim to have done a lot of work and engaged in activities to bring turmoil to Iran? This represents the sick nature of diplomacy conducted by the United States in today's world and an example of the roots of the hatred that is directed against that country.