Virtual embassy’s activity to be short
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 7 / Trend T. Jafarov /
The term of the U.S virtual embassy's activity will be short, Iranian Parliamentary Security Commission Deputy Head Esmaeel Kosari told Trend today.
"This web page will be able to exist for six months or a year because the Iranian people will ask questions about crimes and betrayals committed by Americans against other people," he said. "Americans will be helpless answering these questions. I think that the activity of the virtual embassy will not last long."
The virtual U.S. Embassy started its activity in Iran on Dec. 6. Its website operates in both English and Persian languages. The U.S. government has chosen this way to establish relations with the Iranian people.
In a video message posted on the website, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said about the lack of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the existence of obstacles for a dialogue between the citizens of the U.S and Iran, and that the virtual embassy will serve as means for rapprochement between the two countries to better understand each other and overcome obstacles.
Kovsari thinks that the virtual embassy's activity will harm the U.S.
"The U.S. authorities think that by creating a virtual embassy, they can realize their intentions with regard to Iran, but the existence of this embassy will harm U.S," he said.
The diplomatic relations between Iran and the U.S. have deteriorated more than 30 years ago. Iranian students seized the U.S. Embassy in November 1979. About 52 employees of the diplomatic mission were taken hostage for 444 days. The hostages were released only in January 1981. This incident was the cause of deteriorating the diplomatic relations between Iran and the U.S.
Although MP informed about the preparation of measures against this step of the United States, he did not announce the essence of these measures.
"At present, the type of war has been changed," he said. Once, the Western countries and the U.S. fight with us with tanks and guns in the war between Iran and Iraq. They wage soft war with us now. "Iran can fight very well and knows the way of combating them by taking actions."