Oh boy, they just can't resist playing the rhetoric game can they? If the situation weren't so serious, the statements regularly coming out of the Iranian Foreign Ministry would be fine fodder for situational comedy.
Iran regrets that Clinton is “seeking to divert public opinion in the region,” Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said today, according to the official Islamic Republic News Agency. “We see these methods as a new trick although its nature is clear to the people and authorities in the region and it will have no effect.”
Again, Tehran's leadership seems to be in some far-off fantasyland with regard to where they stand among their wealthy Sunni neighbors. Not only that, but Israel's Netanyahu had meetings on the same subject with Russia's Medvedev yesterday as well. No effect?:
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal last night said governments should act quickly to prevent Iran’s program from spurring a regional nuclear arms race
I'd like to know how this is any more a trick than the rhetoric the government is using against their own people:
Clinton, speaking yesterday in Doha, Qatar, said Iran’s supreme leader, government, president and parliament are “being supplanted” by the Revolutionary Guard Corps, the military unit that’s played a key role in suppressing anti-government protests. She said the Guards are in control of Iran’s nuclear program and should be the target of sanctions