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'All interviews should be like this'


Sam Roggeveen


31 August 2010 17:01

That's The Browser's comment on this Spiegel interview with the foreign minister of Iran. 

Although you'd be hard pressed to say that the interview actually gets better than this explosive opening exchange, the whole thing is worth a read:

SPIEGEL: Mr. Foreign Minister, you are the senior diplomat of the Islamic Republic of Iran. You represent a nation that prides itself on a cultural history stretching back more than 2,500 years. Don't you find it shameful that people are stoned to death in your country'

Manouchehr Mottaki: You come from a country that murdered millions of people during a tyrannical war, and you want to talk to me about human rights'

(BTW, nice to see a senior Iranian official acknowledging that the Holocaust did happen, even if he is using it as a rather tasteless debating tactic. Mottaki now just needs to convince his boss.)