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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

US "Puzzled" By Iran's Rejection of Badminton Team

The Obama administration was "puzzled" by Iran's rebuke of overtures to send the U.S. badminton team to Iran as a cultural exchange offering.

"The readiness of the new administration to reach out to Iran was explicitly welcomed by all," German Foreign Ministry spokesman Jens Ploetner said after the session among officials from Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States. "We hope that this outstretched hand will not be seen as a sign of weakness in Tehran."

Hmm...does anyone really believe it's a show of strength?