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Monday, 29 June 2009

An Iranian irony

The Britain government reacted angrily yesterday to the arrest of at least eight Iranians working for the British Embassy in Tehran, calling the move unacceptable “harassment and intimidation” and warning that it would provoke a “strong and collective response”.

Yet the very same government thinks it is perfectly reasonable to detain for 42 days without charge those who the government considers to be a threat to the state, because of "the increasing complexity, the increasing international links and the increasing challenge of the investigation of the plots that are in place".

I don't want to write IRNA's press releases for them, but the Iranian state could well justify their actions by quoting Gordon Brown's words straight back at him.

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