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Ahmadinejad’s Campaign Video: Footage of British Sailors

Readers of the Iran News Round Up received this a few days ago, but it’s worth flagging:

Ahmadinejad has interwoven into his campaign video (starting around 0:57) footage of the capture, disarmament, and humiliation of British sailors on March 23, 2007. At around 1:43, the video shows him awarding medals to the perpetrators of the operation which many Western diplomats dismissed as a rogue operation. Around 2:12, we see the British sailors applauding Ahmadinejad (at least that’s what the splicing suggests).

Separately, an essay from around a year ago looking at what consistutes rogue activity in Iran, and what doesn’t.

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.


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