Personally, after years of watching Iran-US relation, US foreign policy toward Iran and the Iran-UN encounters, I have learned to roll my eyes anytime there is going to be some sort of “diplomatic” discourse. “It’s not like anything is going to happen” I say to myself and remember how rigid world powers are in their opinion of Iran. Also, unwilling to have trust or forgiveness about the past, Iran and America will continue to go in circles in their relations.
So, politics aside, Hallelujah for humor!
Some disappointed Iranians who have no hope about these talks turned into humor to bite the bitter truth about the results of the P5+1 negotiations.
First joke going around is about Catherine Ashton’s dress when meeting the conservative Muslim Iranians officials and thanks to Photoshop, her next outfit is predicted.
The second joke is about the next month’s talk.
Finally, immediately after the talks, here or (via Internet) in Iran, I came across many Iranians who were praising Iran’s stand for its right to Nuclear Power. Some were saying that sending a group of well educated Iranians to lead the discussion shows the world Iran’s professional handling of the situation. Others were just laughing at the West for losing yet another opportunity for peacemaking with Iran.
“It has nothing to do with the Mullas,” an Iranian-American mechanic told me on Friday at a dinner party and added “It’s our right.” The next day, I saw this cartoon on a Farsi website that captures the attitude I got from ordinary Iranians (not the politicians.)By Parisa Saranj, Aslan Media Columnist