Thursday, June 25, 2009

Obama Pulls a Slick One~Iran Related

Well I am sure that he thinks that it is slick. Recently word had come out that not one Iranian diplomat had taken Obama up on his offer for a Fourth of July dinner in America. So instead of admitting that the Iranian government does not care what Obama has to say, Obama and Co. act like they all of a sudden care about what is happening in Iran.

Obama's July 4 Invites To Iranian Diplomats Rescinded
June 24, 2009

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has rescinded an offer for Iranian envoys to attend U.S. embassy Fourth of July parties as the violent crackdown in Tehran continues.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday notified diplomats and other department employees overseas that her earlier invitations had been withdrawn.

"Unfortunately, circumstances have changed and participation by Iranian diplomats would not be appropriate in light of the unjust actions that the president and I have condemned," she said in her message sent overseas. "For invitations which have been extended, posts should make clear that Iranian participation is no longer appropriate in the current circumstances. For invitations which have not been extended, no further action is needed."

Clinton had authorized U.S. envoys abroad some weeks ago to invite Iranian diplomats to attend the annual celebration. Her authorization was required because Washington has no formal diplomatic relations with Iran, department spokesman Ian Kelly said.

Presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs noted earlier in the day that the invitations were withdrawn.

"Given the events of the past many days, those invitations will no longer be extended," Gibbs said.

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