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September 30, 2009

Iranian Foreign Minister Drops By Washington D.C.

Ahmadinejad's man is just in town for a little chat with his friends at the Pakistani Embassy.

Iran's foreign minister made a rare visit to the U.S. capital Wednesday on a visa granted with unusual speed by the State Department one day before the start of nuclear talks in Geneva.

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley played down the significance of the U.S. decision to permit the visit by Manouchehr Mottaki, even though it marked the first time in years that a senior Iranian official has visited Washington.

"I wouldn't read too much into this," Crowley said.

Iran and the U.S. have not had formal diplomatic relations since 1980.

Crowley said Mottaki will not be meeting any U.S. officials or any Americans representing the U.S. government.

...On Tuesday, Iran allowed Swiss diplomats, representing U.S. interests in Iran, to visit three Americans who have been detained in Tehran since they were arrested for illegal entry in late July. The State Department welcomed the Iranian gesture. Crowley on Wednesday declined to say what the Swiss diplomats learned about the condition of the three Americans, who have had no contact with their families in the U.S.

It's swell that the US welcomes the "Iranian gesture". Others may look upon a 3 month delay in meeting it's legal obligations a grounds for getting tough with a county but not our man Barack. No sir, he'll take the back of your hand and thank you for it. So long as you represent a thug regime.

Also on the list for visits to the US are officials from the repressive military regime in Burma!

Not on the list? Honduran officials representing the interim government fighting for the rule of law or the Dali Lama.

Here kitty, kitty, kitty.


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