UK rebukes Iranian VP for Briton insult

Rahimi had called Brits "idiots ruled by mafia;" belittled Cameron.

David Cameron 311 (photo credit: Associated Press)
David Cameron 311
(photo credit: Associated Press)
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 that Britons were "a bunch of idiots ruled by mafia," and criticized UK Prime Minister David Cameron's inexperience.
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Though British officials usually let such remarks pass, Ambassador Simon Gass wrote a blog post on a government website in Farsi sharply criticizing Rahimi.
He said the Iranian official had shown a lack of respect with his "illogical and worthless remark."
The Foreign Office said it decided Rahimi's comments merited a response.