This BBC article quoting world leaders on the Iranian Election is (kind of) interesting. Worth noting are the words of that great “democrat” Vladimir Putin:
“I am convinced that your election, which came as a result of the Iranian people’s will, will guarantee continuity in the development of partnership between our countries.”
Translation: Keep the cash flowing.
The words of Israel’s Shimon Peres:
Neither the primaries nor the recent round of elections were free, and were contests between extremists. The candidates were pre-determined, as were the results…
The conclusion is that the dangerous combination of extremists, non-conventional weapons and isolation from the West will continue, and will generate a great deal of problems for the free world.
Translation: Look out below. (well, maybe not… but a lot of people might be relieved if they did)
In any case, this man seems to be auditioning hard for the role of Chief of the Basij (Khomeini’s religious police).