The PJ Tatler

The US and Iran Just Had a Dust-Up in Tunisia

Tunisia celebrated its new constitution today in a ceremony. Tunisia has managed to avoid a lot of violence that has plagued fellow “Arab Spring” countries Libya and Egypt.

France and the US sent delegations to honor the moment. So did Iran. Iran’s delegate did what Iran’s representatives tend to do when Americans are around. He went into the usual Great Satan/Little Satan routine.

US diplomats walked out when Iran’s parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani accused the United States and Israel of seeking to prevent the Arab Spring revolutions from succeeding.

“The hands of Israel and the United States have tried to render these revolutions sterile, and to make them deviate from their course so that Israel can benefit,” he said in a speech to the assembly.

The US delegates walked out, and the US embassy released this statement.

What was intended to be a ceremony honoring Tunisia’s achievements was used by the Iranian representative as a platform to denounce the United States.   The U.S. representatives present at the NCA / Constitution Ceremony departed the ceremony due to the false accusations and inappropriate comments made by the Iranian representative present regarding the United States.