Respecting the Guests
While I understand the British and Americans had little qualms about parading Iraqi prisoners on TV, their violations of the Geneva Convention does not justify
In addition to this, I find it despicable that the Iranians forced the British sailor woman to cover her hair. At the very least, it is disrespectful.
This latest hostage crisis falls within wider power games, especially in the context of the recent Arab Summit. The Iranians may claim that it is their own diplomats and military are made prisoners in
There may already be some consequences, and not just in the West, where the Iranian “hardliners are only making the neoconservative case in Washington and Israel for them”, and may even create a unified European position against them.
There have been a few warning signs, when some Russians officials started commenting that “Iran's defiance of the International Atomic Energy Agency has caused Russia to suffer losses in relation to its foreign policy and image”. The Iranians would have been well advised to heed them.
With the current developments, the Russians and the Chinese cannot remain indifferent; while they have no qualms about breaking a few International Conventions of their own, they do not appreciate it when others break them. The Russians, in particular, appear to be trying to take advantage of
Or is the row with Russia a sign that