German president mistakenly congratulates Iran's regime for its revolution
Monday, 10 February 2020 () The office of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, which announced on Saturday that it would not send a congratulatory telegram to Iran’s rulers for the anniversary of the Islamic revolution, mistakenly delivered the telegram to Tehran. The Berlin-based paper Tagesspiegel reported on Sunday that a “break down” in the communication system occurred. According to paper, Steinmeier considered two options on how to communicate to Iran’s regime. The first plan was to send a critical telegram and the second option was to break with diplomatic tradition and not congratulate the Islamic Republic of Iran. Steinmeier chose the second plan. Steinmeier’s office...
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