This Just In: Kerry's Chances To Win Ohio Are Still Dead | Main | Contribute to Ace Without It Costing You a Dime
December 05, 2004

Europe Iran Frets About Human Rights in Iran Europe

As Johnny Mac might say, You have got to be kidding me:

TEHRAN (MNA) -- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said on Sunday that Iran is seriously concerned about the rise in human rights violations in Europe and especially the rise in anti-Islamic sentiments and the treatment of minority groups.

Asefi made the remarks in response to a question about the decision of the European Union to lodge a protest with Tehran expressing concern about the human rights situation in Iran.

“The issue of human rights is on the agenda of Iran-EU talks and this is not something one-sided, and we have also some criticism about their (human rights) situation,” Asefi told reporters at his weekly press briefing.

“We have serious concerns about human rights violations in Europe, especially the rise in anti-Islamic sentiments in some European states, most notably in the Netherlands where a filmmaker insulted the sensitivities of Muslims by making a very unpleasant movie,” he added.

Gee, thanks for taking an interest, fellas. As they say, we will take your concerns under advisement.

Iran didn't express regret over the butchery of filmmaker Van Gogh, by the way. Which, I guess, means that Iran largely shares the same position as Hollywood on the matter.

They then go on to suggest they don't fell particularly obligated to honor their no-nuke commitments.

Obviously, we don't have many remaining solutions here, and most of the few that are left involve massive bombing campaigns.

Update: This article claims that nuking Iraq's neighbors -- like, oh, fer instance, Iran -- will not solve "the world's problems."

Personally, I'm choosing to take a "wait and see" attitude on that. The old "college try" and such.


digg this
posted by Ace at 04:17 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
rhennigantx: "So at liberal sites they are complaining the Dead ..."

Burger Chef: "Multiple chickens are known as a "bucket" ..."

Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger: "Yelp! is now in "cleanup mode" for the Red Hen due ..."

Comrade Hrothgar [/i][/b][/u][/s]: " [i]The only sensible, common-sense thing to do i ..."

Lincolntf: "Iced coffee with a splash of Kahlua helped immense ..."

JuJuBee, just generally being shamey: "Remember how cops have had their food spit on. One ..."

Greece: " I've heard good things about it, but we had some ..."

eleven: "[i]260 I use Dolphin for AoSHq, I like it. Posted ..."

Comrade Hrothgar [/i][/b][/u][/s]: "Ummmmm...........what's an el perro ? A par ..."

Colin: "Does my Nazi party card exclude me from the Red He ..."

Patrick from Ohio: "Show up order food, when the bill comes don't tip. ..."

JuJuBee, just generally being shamey: "The only sensible, common-sense thing to do is che ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64