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Ahmadinejad’s machateinister

What happens when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s machateinister (the in-law of his child), Iranian vice president for tourism Esfandiar Rahim Mashai, says Iran is a friend of the Israeli people?

Two hundred of 290 members of Parliament sign a statement calling on Iran’s president to dismiss Mashai for saying, “We are a friend of all people in the world, even Israelis and Americans.” If Parliament’s condemnation for this gesture of friendship seems depressing, here’s the bright side: 90 members of Parliament didn’t sign the statement.

No word yet on how Ahmadinejad will respond.