Iran: A big lie and getting away with it

Pictured at right, Iran’s smiling President Hassan Rouhani. At left, his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “Kind words, a smile and a charm offensive are not a substitute for real action.” — Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird.

There is a common saying, “If you want to tell a big lie and not be caught at it, don’t tell a complete lie; rather, tell two-third lies and one-third truth, for that way the crust of truth will cover the core of lie.”

That is exactly what Saeed Kamali Dehghan did when he wrote about the situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran under President Rouhani.

In his latest article, published on May 15, 2014 in the prestigious Guardian, he claims that “Canada is getting it wrong on Iran;” and to prove that claim, he constructs a clever narrative that suits his aim much more than it conforms to reality.