Broiges of the week: Rahim-Mashaei v Ayatollah Khameni

October 17, 2008

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."

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