Iranian State Department?


For a minute, I thought the world turned upside down: the Iranians are giving a press conference at the U.S. Dept of State?!

Then again, I was watching Lebanese television.

Tehran, it turns out, seems to have modeled its foreign ministry briefing room on that of arch nemesis, Washington.

See Hillary’s briefing room for comparative purposes:

(photo credit: State Department)

During a recent press conference in Tehran, the Iranian spokesman was asked why the Islamic Republic copied America’s propaganda room style, while shunning all other things Western, such as neck ties.

The spokesman smiled and responded: “Of course we did not copy America and its Zionist enterprise. If you look closely you will see that they only have one national flag in their room.”

(photo credit: UPI)

Just kidding, I have no idea what the minister was talking about.. although it probably was America.

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  1. I had the exact same thought this morning when I was watching Al Jazeera.

    “Wait a minute, when did he fly to DC?”. Curious to know the rationale behind the move, though.

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