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To: DoctorZIn
Iran Does Not Rule Out Expelling British Envoy

August 27, 2003
AFP
The Peninsula

TEHRAN -- Iran yesterday did not rule out expelling the British ambassador to Tehran should its row with London over Britain's arrest of its former top envoy to Argentina reach boiling point.

"We hope it will not each that stage," government spokesman Abdollah Ramezanzadeh told a weekly news conference, after being asked whether Tehran would expel the British ambassador or recall its top envoy from London.

But "we are keeping all legal and diplomatic options open," he added.

On Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi warned his British counterpart, Jack Straw, that the arrest of the former diplomat will have a "very bad impact on bilateral relations" and that Tehran will defend him "in every way."

"This case is political, not judicial ... planned and executed by the Zionist lobby in Argentina," Ramezanzadeh added.

"It is a plan to sow confusion in the minds of our international friends and we know that some parts of the US government and Zionists are behind this," he added.

"I hope other countries take into consideration their own relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iran's regional importance."

Hadi Soleimanpur, 47, was arrested Thursday in Durham in northeast England, where he had been attending university.

He is suspected of involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural centre in Buenos Aries that killed 85 and injured 300 when he was ambassador to Argentina.

He is set to remain in custody until a London court rules on an Argentine extradition request.

Iran has demanded his immediate release and an apology from Britain, as well as slapping economic sanctions on Buenos Aires for issuing an international warrant for his arrest.

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3 posted on 08/27/2003 12:10:07 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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To: nuconvert
"Iran has demanded his immediate release and an apology from Britain, as well as slapping economic sanctions on Buenos Aires for issuing an international warrant for his arrest."

A little overdramatic for a guy who was no longer an ambassador, isn't it?
They use this trumped-up "outrage" response whenever they're guilty.
24 posted on 08/27/2003 1:52:28 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: DoctorZIn
"This case is political, not judicial ... planned and executed by the Zionist lobby in Argentina," Ramezanzadeh added.

"It is a plan to sow confusion in the minds of our international friends and we know that some parts of the US government and Zionists are behind this," he added.


Well I'm glad we finaly got that straightened out. As all right thinking people KNOW it's always the Jews.
If these guys didn't have the Jews to blame they'd have to invent them.
52 posted on 08/28/2003 8:46:29 AM PDT by Valin (America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.)
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