John F. Kerry: Big in Tehran
Senator John F. Kerry made the front pages today.
And yes, that’s Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in the upper right. The caption:
Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of US House of Representatives, supports the transfer of responsibility to Iraqi forces
Senator John F. Kerry is also popular with the Fars News Agency: Kerry Backs Up Iran’s N. Rights. (Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.)
(Before you click the link to Fars News, be aware that their web site will resize your browser window without asking. Update: LGF reader cbinflux also reports that it may attempt a ‘phishing’ attack, so I’ve removed the link.)
TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Former US presidential nominee John Kerry voiced full support for the Islamic Republic’s right to use civilian nuclear technology on the basis of the rules and regulations of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NTP).
Addressing a world Economic Forum meeting in Davos Switzerland on Saturday, Kerry also strongly rejected West’s demanded prerequisites for the resumption of nuclear talks with Iran.
Kerry, whose remarks followed a speech by Iran’s former President Seyed Mohammad Khatami, stated his support for Khatami’s views, and said Americans find out - only when they are outside their country - that the world is different from what they imagine.
“We should give up pessimism and pick up a realistic view,” he said, and further stressed the need for the US to change its policies towards the world countries and issues.
The US politician also approved of Khatami’s views about increased tension and violence in the world, and concluded, “As Mr. Khatami said, violence increased in the region after the occupation of Afghanistan, Iraq and Bin Ladenism.”
UPDATE at 1/28/07 12:09:04 pm:
Oddly enough, the New York Times doesn’t seem to have noticed Kerry’s statements: The New York Times: Search for ‘kerry’.