Broiges of the week: Rahim-Mashaei v Ayatollah Khameni

October 17, 2008
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In the summer, Iranian tourism minister Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei said that Iranians were friends with the Israeli people, despite the conflict between their governments.

This has sparked off a row with Supreme leader Ayatollah Khameni, who made it clear he had no sympathy for Israelis: "They are responsible for usurping houses, territory, farmlands and businesses.

They are fighters at the disposal of Zionist operatives."

    Last updated: 1:51pm, September 22 2009