"Ha! Ha! That’s life": This was the Iranian Foreign Minister’s response to David Keyes asking him whether it was ironic that he enjoys posting on Facebook while his government bans the Web site in Iran.
Here is Javad Zarif’s answer to another question on whether Majid Tavakkoli, the prominent imprisoned student leader, will be freed: “I don’t know him.”
Here is the response of Iran’s UN Ambassador to why Facebook and Twitter are banned in Iran: “Are Facebook and Twitter banned in Iran?”
And after he was reassured that they are: “Personally, I don’t do it, so I’m not involved.” So, these smiling, friendly-looking bunch that have taken over from the grim former Iranian government officials are
simply out of the loop and don’t have much sway, or they are sticking their heads in the sand; either way, this is bad news for Iran and Iranians.