Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Iranian Foreign Minister tries to speak in Dublin.
I have had quite an interesting day (to put it mildly). I attended a talk by Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki at the Irish Institute of European Affairs. Attending with me was an Iranian Kurdish friend of mine, Shaho Zamani who naturally was unhappy when the foreign minister began lying about the harmonious relationship that exists in Iran between the various ethnic groups. Given the regimes reputation of ruthlessly suppressing the Kurds and the fact that they executed five Kurdish men because of their political activity only last month my friend did not react well. I filmed his reaction below and his treatment at the hands of the Iranian security. I have much more on this to come tomorrow, including footage of the Foreign Minister getting pelted with eggs.