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Iran criticizes U.S. for launching virtual embassy

(Xinhua)

10:03, December 09, 2011

TEHRAN, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- Iranian officials criticized the United States for launching a virtual embassy for Iran.

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said that the launch of the virtual embassy is an indication of U.S. confession to the wrong decision to sever ties with Iran three decades ago, Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency reported Thursday.

The U.S. virtual embassy for Iran will not send the U.S. message to Iranian people, Mehmanparast was quoted as saying.

In October, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the United States was planning to launch a virtual embassy for Iran by the end of this year, which would provide Iranians with online access to U.S. visa and education information.

On Tuesday, the U.S. State Department opened the virtual embassy , as Clinton called it "a platform for us to communicate with each other -- openly and without fear -- about the United States, about our policies, our culture, and the American people."

Criticizing the U.S. sanction pressures on Iran over its nuclear program, the Iranian spokesman said it is better that the United States "takes lessens from the past and sincerely changes its approach" toward Iranians.

On Wednesday, Iranian lawmaker Hassan Ghafourifard said the launch of the U.S. virtual embassy aims to create a rift between the Iranian people and their government, but Iranians are not interested in having anything to do with the virtual embassy.

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