February 9, 2009
Ali Larijani visits Spain
Ali Larijani, President of the Iranian Parliament, is visiting Spain. The visit has been silenced by the media, till such a point that I have known about it because I read, in an Argentinian blog, the official statement issued by the Israeli embassy in Spain pointing their objections to the visit.
The official statement is translated in its entirety in the link provided.
But one of them instantly called my attention: the Israeli Embassy pointed out that "according to the last statistics published by Spanish Foreign Business Office, the volumen of weapons, sales and double use equipments from Spain to Iran has been growing significantly and is now 30 times bigger than the sales of Spain to Israel".
According to Spanish statistics, the volume of weapons and double use materials' sales from Spain to Israel have also grown during Zapatero's terms in office. From something more than 441.000 euros, they have plummeted to more than 1.500.000 euros, only in the 1st semester of 2008.
During the visit he has already met Javier Solana and today he is meeting Zapatero.
A reflection: if this happens after preaching Zapatero he was a "pacifist", what would have happened if he was a "warmonger"?
Posted by Eurabian at February 9, 2009 10:37 AM