Chutzpah Alert. “Iranian: U.K. can help mend relations,” by Jill Lawless for Associated Press, with thanks to all who sent this in:
LONDON – Fifteen British sailors and marines freed from captivity in Tehran began two weeks’ leave with their families Saturday, while Iran’s ambassador to London urged Britain to help his nation mend relations with the international community.
Ambassador Rasoul Movahedian told the Financial Times newspaper in an article published Saturday that Iran had “showed our goodwill” by freeing the Britons.
“Now it is up to the British government to proceed in a positive way,” he was quoted as saying. “We will welcome in general any steps that could defuse tensions in the region.”
I.e., give us whatever we ask for.