UK rebukes Iran for calling Britons stupid

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August 12, 2010 13:21

 
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LONDON — Britain's Foreign Office said Thursday that its ambassador to Iran had rebuked the country's vice president for calling British people idiots.

In a speech Monday, Mohammad Reza Rahimi said Britons were "a bunch of idiots ruled by mafia," and criticized UK Prime Minister David Cameron's inexperience.

Though British officials usually let such remarks pass, Ambassador Simon Gass wrote a blog posting in Farsi on a government Website sharply criticizing Rahimi.

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