Mottaki humiliated at European Parliament

Iranian FM greeted with photos of slain protester Neda Agha-Soltan before, after death.

June 7, 2010 05:39
Former Iranian foreign minister Manoucher Mottaki.

Mottaki has a fit 311 187. (photo credit: AP)


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Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki was in for a surprise earlier this week as MEPs greeted him at the entrance to the European Parliament with photos of Neda Agha-Soltan, the young woman who was killed during protests in Teheran following the Iranian elections last year.

The MEPs held up posters memorializing Neda's face, contrasting them with gruesome blow-ups of her bloodied visage at the time of her death.

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Following the incident, Mottaki was steered to a podium, where he told reporters that he had had "frank and somehow friendly discussions" with the European parliament members. He added that a press conference at which journalists could ask questions would be held the next day.

"It was, in general, a good meeting," he concluded.

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