Iran,  Syria

Every word he writes is a lie, including “and” and “the”*

The Washington Post publishes an op-ed piece by Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi.

Josh Shahryar at EA WorldView has a good response.

*Paraphrasing Mary McCarthy on Lillian Hellman

Update: Clearly the foreign minister’s piece is an exercise in obfuscation and misdirection, but it raises an interesting question: What’s behind it? Panic? Desperation? It certainly doesn’t suggest a great deal of confidence in the future of the Assad regime.