The Bush Administration is accusing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's new President elect, of taking American hostages in 1979 when radical students seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. They also alleged that he was involved in the 1989 slaying of a Kurdish leader and two associates in Vienna. The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi responds to the charges
"The charges are so evidently false that they don't deserve an answer. It's clear that it's mere lies. Europeans should show their political maturity and not intertwine their interests with those of the Americans. They are advised to seriously avoid interference in this issue. We advise the Europeans not to fall into the trap of the Zionist media."
Mr. Blair, I believe these remarks was intended specifically for you.