Iranian President’s Letter to French Leader Damages Country’s Image: Iranian Political Expert
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend D.Khatinoglu / A letter by the Iranian President to his French counterpart excited concerns within the country. "A letter by the Iranian President to the French leader made damage to the country's image," Hossein Lajavardi, an Iranian political expert and the chairman of the Association of Iranian Researchers, said.
The French agency Lomond, citing a representative of Eliza Palace, David Martino, said that the letter was addressed to the French President on 12 November. In his letter Ahmadinejad said that 'the words on Iranian nuclear were repeated, intonation was 'gross and hot-tempered, Sarkozi was called as 'inexperienced and young' President. Some proposals were sounded. So far, the Iranian President appealed to the US President, the German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, Pope of Rome Benedictus. Most former and current officials of Iran regard these actions by Iran as non-diplomatic.
Lajavardi said a telephone interview from Paris on 20 November that, Ahmadinejad thinks that, if the president changes in the country, their policy towards Iran also changes. His letter to the British Premier Tony Blair did not yield any result, bit damaged Iran's image. "Ahmadinejad have no idea about diplomatic relations and international protocols. The President and Foreign Minister of France both are of Jewish origin. Ahmadinejad decreed to erase Israel from the Earth. Announcing Sarkozy as needless in the letter is normal. The political expert said that Iranians dream of acting with non-terrorist image, democratic government and restore the diplomatic relations in the world.
The letter excited resonance with in Iran. Iranian agency Isna citing adviser to Iranian President, Mujteba Samar Hashimi, reported that despite statements by Lomond, the intonation in the letter was not so gross and hot-tempered, but diplomatic and official. Nevertheless, a member of the Iranian parliamentary commission on security, Rashid Calali Jafari said in an interview with Iranian agency Aftab on 19 November that the gross and hot-tempered intonation in the letter is not so unexpected. France pursues partial policy with respect to Iran, and should not require from Iran mild and diplomatic reply.
Considering the letter as insulting Daryush Ganbari, a member of the Commission, said that in current crisis in Iran such letter will certainly damage the country's image. He called on the Iranian officials to impede private decisions by the President and non-diplomatic acts, violating the national security. Hamidrza Hajbabai, another member of the Commission, said that he categorically rejects an appeal to the President of France, whom he called 'young' and 'inexperienced'," Hajbabai said.