Iran’s Green Protesters: “Death to China!  Death to Russia!”

Mousavi, Rafsanjani, and their supporters get an F in foreign policy: “‘Death to China!’ and ‘Death to Russia!’ chanted supporters of presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi during a sermon by influential former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, according to news reports” (Kristen Chick, Christian Science Monitor, 17 July 2009).

“Death to China!  Death to Russia!” CNN, 17 July 2009

“Say ‘Death to China’!” 16 Azar Street, Tehran, 17 July 2009

“Death to Russia!” Palestine Avenue, Tehran, 17 July 2009

“Death to Russia!” Tehran, 17 July 2009

“Russia, Do Us a Favor and Let Go of Our Country,” Tehran University, 17 July 2009

Cf. “Chinese Firms to Help Up Iran’s Refinery Output” (Press TV, 12 July 2009); “Russia Says No Iran Sanctions for START Deal: Report” (Reuters, 14 July 2009); Vivienne Walt, “How Iran Might Beat Future Sanctions: The China Card” (Time, 16 July 2009).