Berlusconi Will NOT Meet Ahmadinejad… Chooses "American Stance" On Engaging Iran
Lessons to live by…
Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi will not meet with visiting Ahmadinejad this week–
The Italians are choosing “The American Stance” on dealing with Iran.
…That is the “current” American stance of not meeting with Iran.
YNET News reported:
Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini rejected the possibility of a meeting between Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is scheduled to attend a UN conference in Rome.
Frattini said Berlusconi has chosen to adhere to the American stance on engaging Iran.
And, the Italian Prime Minister even dropped Ahmadinejad from the summit’s closing gala.
Italians protested the Iranian Regime President today in Rome.
Members of the Jewish community of Rome protest against the presence of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation summit in Rome June 3, 2008. (REUTERS/Dario Pignatelli)
Upon arriving in Italy Ahmadinejad immediately began attacking the Zionists!
YNET News reported:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Rome on Tuesday to attend the United Nations summit on global food security.
Ahmadinejad was quick to attack Israel upon his arrival, saying Europe was bearing the economic and political costs of the “false Zionist regime.”
“I do not believe that my declarations create problems,” Ahmadinejad told summit goers via an interpreter. “People like my comments, because this way the public can save themselves from the imposition of the Zionists.
“European peoples have suffered the greatest damage from Zionists and today the costs of this false regime, be they political or economic costs, are on Europe’s shoulders,” he said.
Italian public television, RAI, reported that the Iranian president’s name was dropped from the summit’s closing gala event guest list, which will be hosted by Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Atlas has more on Mahmoud’s Roman holiday.
Hat Tip Larwyn