U.S. to Launch “Virtual” Embassy in Iran [with VIDEO]

U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has announced that the United States intends to launch a “virtual embassy” in Iran by the end of the year. The Internet-based embassy will aim to reach out to Iranians hoping to broaden their understanding of the United States.

The “embassy” also hopes to inform Iranians about visas and student exchange programs.
“We want to create better relations first and foremost with the Iranian people,” Clinton told BBC Persian.
She also acknowledged that the U.S. was helping Iranians circumvent government blocks and restrictions on the Internet and other digital communication — which could be fortunate should Iran attempt to block the new “embassy.”
The speaker of Iran”s parliament, Ali Larijani was quoted as saying, “If the Americans believe they can do something in Iran with a virtual [embassy], they are mistaken. These declarations shouldn”t be taken seriously because they”re a sign of political shortcomings”.
The US hasn”t had an embassy in Iran since breaking off diplomatic relations shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Iran, likewise, has no embassy in Washington.

U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has announced that the United States intends to launch a “virtual embassy” in Iran by the end of the year. The Internet-based embassy will aim to reach out to Iranians hoping to broaden their understanding of the United States.

The “embassy” also hopes to inform Iranians about visas and student exchange programs.

“We want to create better relations first and foremost with the Iranian people,” Clinton told BBC Persian.

She also acknowledged that the U.S. was helping Iranians circumvent government blocks and restrictions on the Internet and other digital communication — which could be fortunate should Iran attempt to block the new “embassy.”

The speaker of Iran”s parliament, Ali Larijani was quoted as saying, “If the Americans believe they can do something in Iran with a virtual [embassy], they are mistaken. These declarations shouldn”t be taken seriously because they”re a sign of political shortcomings”.

The US hasn”t had an embassy in Iran since breaking off diplomatic relations shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Iran, likewise, has no embassy in Washington.

Watch VOA”s Persian News Network interview with U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.