Saturday, November 29, 2008

Iran furious at peace plan advert bearing its flag - and Star of David

The Islamic Republic shows us just why they call it a "Religion of Peace".

Iran has angrily dissociated itself from Arab and Islamic attempts to publicise an offer to make peace with and recognise Israel.

Officials in Tehran are furious that the Iranian flag appeared on a full-page advert, published in the Guardian and other papers in the Arab world and beyond, promoting the Saudi-brokered initiative.

The plan calls for members of the Arab League to recognise Israel, if Israel withdraws to its 1967 borders and agrees a just solution of the Palestinian issue and a comprehensive peace. It has also been endorsed by the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, of which Iran, along with other Muslim countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia, is a member.

But the Iranian embassy in London protests in a letter to the Guardian today that the Islamic Republic objects "to any move taken by some Arab countries to push the recognition of the occupying Zionist regime in any manner, including in Islamic conferences". It describes Israel as "the illegitimate and fabricated regime" and condemns the "abuse" of its flag.


Anonymous said...

Iran not happy about the poison pill that Arab countries want Israel to swallow? What's in it for Iran to make this move?

Michael Travis said...

Imagine the economic chaos if Israel stopped importing Iranian pistachios, or the Iranians stopped using Intel and Motorola processors.