More pearls of wisdom from Iran’s lovable new president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
On the UN’s demands for an end to Iran’s nuclear programme: "It is not like we just follow whatever they issue"
On the outside world’s consideration of sanctions: "I think even the two or three countries who oppose us are wise enough not to resort to such a big mistake. Those who are speaking of sanctions would suffer more harm."
On Israel: "We say that this fake regime cannot logically continue to live … Let the Jews go back to their own countries"
Mr Ahmadinejad did however take a brief break from issuing naked threats to world peace to sign a decree allowing women to attend soccer games for the first time in 27 years. This resolves a long-standing anomaly whereby the authorities were technically breaking the law every time they dragged some luckless female into their local stadium for public execution.
I dare say we should take this small step in the direction of equality in the spirit with which it is offered…
Iran, yesterday – where women are always guaranteed a good view of the pitch…