Farewell of Iranian Ambassador Soltanieh
Dr. Soltanieh should rightly be called a hero of the IAEA, as his personal style as well as his skill as a negotiator may have saved us all from a world war more than once. As a Palestinian, I am grateful for his principled words in support of my people and that he did not shrink from delivering righteous words against the zionists and their allies for their crimes against us.
In my memory, Ambassador Soltanieh was the only diplomat who addressed the Palestinian issue with clear words in the muted language of diplomacy but still clear enough to leave no doubts about what was said. With his principled speeches Dr. Soltanieh also exposed the reality about how much free speech is worth in all these western tributaries of Israel. I can testify how true each word of Ambassador Soltanieh about Israel was, because as a Palestinian I know this “state” and its crimes better than most, especially those who hid their heads in the sand leaving their behinds exposed for all to see.