Now if they would just back up such grand gestures with a little genuine foreign policy spine toward the mullahs. From IranMania, with thanks to Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi:
LONDON, September 22 (IranMania) – EU military attaches walked out in protest at a parade in Tehran Thursday after ballistic missiles were rolled past carrying vitriolic anti-US and Israeli slogans, diplomats told AFP.
“There was a common position among the European Union members that, if the military parade included any slogans that attacked our allies, we would leave,” said a diplomat.
“The military attaches from the embassies of France, Italy, Greece and Poland were present at the parade, and when they saw the slogans they promptly left,” said another diplomat.
At the parade, Iran showed off six of its Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missiles sporting banners reading “Death to America”, “We will crush America under our feet”, “Death to Israel” and “Israel must be wiped off the face of the earth”.
“They may be just slogans, but for us they are unacceptable,” one of the diplomats said.