Speaking in Russian, Mr Lieberman said: "I have been asked by Saudi journalists about when Israel plans to bomb Iran. We are not planning to bomb Iran."Gode overskrifter i dag! Fra Iran:
The leading moderate candidate in Iran's upcoming presidential election accused on Wednesday hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of humiliating the Iranian nation by adopting "extremist" foreign policy. (...)Fra USA:
"Your Holocaust remarks have increased global sympathies for Israel when the Europeans were going to condemn its attacks on the Gaza strip last year," Mousavi said.
President Barack Obama reiterated that Iran may have some right to nuclear energy _ provided it takes steps to prove its aspirations are peaceful.Se bare der! Lieberman skruer temperaturen ned; Ahmadinejads største udfordrer forstår og argumenterer i en debat set over hele Iran, at det ikke ligefrem gavner Iran, når Ahmadinejad benægter jødeudryddelserne; og Obama lukker op for, at Iran beholder sit atomenergiprogram, så længe det er fredeligt.
Med obligatorisk forbehold for, at de alle lyver og bedrager og vil slå hinanden ihjel.
En anden artikel på Asia Times berører Irans nyfundne forståelse af diplomati i forbindelse med en muligvis amerikansk støttet terrorbombning i det sydøstlige Iran:
Tehran would have a watch list of "naughty powers" with stakes in Middle Eastern geopolitics. Yet, as indignation boiled over regarding the Zahedan attack, it took exceptional care while articulating its feelings. We have not heard an explicit word so far about an American or British intelligence hand behind the Zahedan attack. (...)At Khamenei går på listesko sammen med udenrigsministeren er et ret tydeligt tegn på, at den gamle elite går mere op i Irans ve og vel end at irritere Israel, med mindre jeg ikke kan læse iransk politik.
[Udenrigsminister] Mottaki said Tehran was in possession of evidence pointing at "foreign elements" in Afghanistan supporting the Jundallah. But the reference could as well have been to Wahhabist elements like al-Qaeda, whom Iran in the past blamed for promoting Jundallah. More so, as he also spoke positively in the same media interaction about the prospects of "practical and fruitful talks" between the US and Iran once the Iranian elections of June 12 are over.
The official news agency IRNA even featured amid all this a commentary on Saturday saluting Obama. It quoted an Iranian expert that "the US opposes Israeli adventurism against Iran" (...)
...Tehran is seized of the geopolitical reality that the US-Israeli honeymoon that seemed evergreen may not be so, after all. Tehran knows diplomatic opportunities lie ahead and rhetorical outbursts against Washington will only play into Israeli hands.
Det er sgu spændende.