Larijani rejects US virtual embassy idea
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 27 /Trend/
The US decision to launch a virtual embassy for Iran shows the country has faced a diplomatic entanglement, the IRI Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Thursday, IRIB News reported.
The Majlis Speaker was pointing to US State Secretary Hilary Clinton's Wednesday remarks.
"Her remarks should not be taken serious," Larijani added.
He said the US democrats suffer from internal problems such as economic and elections problems and the Zionist regime has become isolated by the regional nations' uprisings, so the Zionist lobby tries to escape from the situation through such wrong stances.
The senior Iranian lawmaker pointed to Clinton's remarks for creation of tensions in Iran and said, "If she waits for an upheaval in Iran, she should know that the regional uprisings have been inspired by the Islamic Revolution of Iran."
Mr. Larijani said if the American officials think they could create problems for Iranians they are wrong.
"Such remarks would further unity among Iranians," Larijani reiterated.
The Majlis legislator said the American officials should change their behaviors toward Iranian nation and avoid making mistakes.
The United States plans to open a "virtual embassy" for Iran that will give Iranians online information about visas and student exchange programs despite the lack of formal diplomatic ties, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday, Al Arabiya reported.
Clinton said the "virtual embassy" web site would be open by the end of the year and it would provide Iranians with information on visas and other programs.
The United States broke formal diplomatic relations with Tehran in 1980 following the Iran hostage crisis, and ties have remained tense amid disputes over Iran's nuclear program and U.S. charges that Iran is the most active state sponsor of terrorism around the world.