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Iran: Tourists Case On ‘Natural Course’

From Iran’s Press TV:

Iran says US tourists case on ‘natural course’

Sun, 02 Aug 2009

Amid reports of a connection between three US tourists captured in Iran and the CIA, Iran’s foreign policy committee says their case will take its natural course.

The US nationals identified as Shane Bower, Sara Short and Joshua Steel were reportedly arrested on Friday after crossing into the country via Iraq’s northern Kurdish region.

They had "mistakenly" crossed into Iranian territory Friday while hiking in a mountainous area, Kurdish officials from the self-ruled region were reported as saying.

This is while reports clamed Colonel Anwar Haj Omar of the Halabja police force in northern Iraq on Sunday linked the three to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

"These three people were agents working with the CIA and were arrested near the resort town of Ahmed Awaa," Omar was quoted by Ayandeh news as saying.

The head of the Iranian Parliament’s foreign policy committee, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, elaborated on the issue.

"This case is currently on its natural course," Boroujerdi said without giving any additional information on the status of the detainees

Alas, with these claims that these tourists were working for the CIA, things do sound like they are taking a natural course – for Iran.

And speaking of things sounding familiar, also from Press TV:

Ahmadinejad vows stronger global presence

Mon, 03 Aug 2009

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is set for his second term in office, lashes out at interventionist policies of “bullying powers” amid international pressure on Iran over its nuclear program and post-election crackdown.

During an address in a ceremony which he was formally endorsed as Iran’s president for a second term, Ahmadinejad slammed “selfish world powers” for meddling in the affairs of other nations and for “dictating their will on them.”

"Gone is the era of bullying; you can no longer impose your will on the world nations. I recommend you turn back to the path of justice and shy away from meddling in others’ affairs," Ahmadinejad said

"You did wrong to our nation both through and after the election and exploited your political and financial potentials in favor of your own interests," Ahmadinejad fumed. "The noble Iranian nation will not brook such insincerity and selfishness."

Ahmadinejad, who is to be sworn in before Parliament on Wednesday, vowed a stronger presence in the international arena.

"A powerful international presence is an imperative if Iran seeks to have a say in international arenas," he said…

You know, it’s the charge of ‘insincerity’ that really stings the most.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, August 3rd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Iran: Tourists Case On ‘Natural Course’”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    “Gone is the era of bullying; you can no longer impose your will on the world nations.”

    Are you willing to bet “your” life and the lives of your people on it? You clowns are messing around thinking we are the only nation that is pissed at the decisions you are making? The brilliant flash of light you see will in all likelihood carry the “Star of David” on it!

    IMHO…..you deserve every rad delivered to you!!

  2. beautyofreason says:

    2012 can’t come soon enough. After Carter and his appeasement, there was a Reagan…

  3. catie says:

    Hmmh, who the heck goes on vacation in Iraq? I’m just curious. I did see the crawl on Fox the other night saying one of them was a “teacher/activist”-whatever that means & supposedly they’re all “located” in the middle east. This doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      You mean you wouldn’t go to Afghanistan to observe the mating rituals of the “Rock” ape? How about skimming stones in the shiny water pools of Tora Bora? Maybe take in a “stoning” of adulterers’?

      Man …….. Tour packages are available and affordable these days. (sarc)

    • jobeth says:

      Who would ever think there could be trouble from wandering around a “hot spot” full of terrorists and thugs and totalitarian governmental forces?

      Admiring the scenery won’t get it…How long can you see rocks and continue to be enthralled?

      Sorry, but these people “behaved stupidly”.

      Of course they could be far left libs who thought they could “talk” to the locals. We all know that works so well.

    • artboyusa says:

      Something tells me, especially when I see that one of them is called “Shane”, that these young people are just the kind of spoiled, bubble-headed, nothing can happen to me because I’m so rich, white and American, brats that go wandering the earth on their parent’s money and then expect the 6th Fleet and the 82nd Airborne to be rushed into action to save their dumb asses when they get into trouble, as they inevitably do. The Iranians can keep ’em.

      Of course, I could be way off on this but I doubt it…

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