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MPs Slam British PM for Iran Remark

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TEHRAN, March 12 (ICANA) – A senior lawmaker says Iran could launch an Islamic campaign through which it can invite Muslim countries to protest the racist logo of London 2012 Olympics Games.
Saturday, March 12, 2011 11:59:02 PM
MPs Slam British PM for Iran Remark

“An Islamic campaign to boycott London 2012 Olympics Games would be an appropriate response to David Cameron's insolent remarks about Iran's criticism of the 2012 logo, which it said spells out the word 'Zion',” said Member of Parliament or Majlis, and the rapporteur of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazem Jalali.

Iran insists it would take part in London 2012 Olympics Games as glorious as ever, while it maintains its opposition to the racist logo of the games.

The Islamic Republic's insistence on its participation came after British Prime Minister David Cameron intentionally made a non-diplomatic, disrespectful comment to implicate Iran into a quick reaction scenario and force the Islamic Republic's officials to boycott the London games in line with his country's hostile policies towards Iran.

Another Iranian lawmaker lambasted David Cameron for thinking like what the British dreamed in the 19th century Great Britain.

“The British premier has forgotten that the British bullying era is over and the world's free nations have strongly slapped the bullies including Americans, British and the Zionists in the face,” said Ismaeel Kosari, the vice chairman of the Majlis national Security and Foreign Policy Commission.

The Olympics games' charter reiterates that these games are the symbol of peace and friendship which are designed to be anti-politics, said the lawmaker adding that “a country, which plays host to the games should refrain from bullying and arrogance, in order to uphold the games credibility.”

In yet another sign that he is resigned to supporting the Zionists whatsoever, David Cameron made an unwelcome interference in a sports issue, telling Iran “they would not be missed if they boycott the Olympics because they object to the Games logo”.

"It's completely paranoid. If the Iranians don't want to come, don't come - we won't miss you," the Prime Minister told the Jewish News.

Last month, Iran wrote to the International Olympics Committee complaining that the London 2012 logo spelled out the word “Zion” and it was racist, demanding it be scrapped.

Mohammad Aliabadi, head of Iran's National Olympic Committee, accused the British Olympic organizers of "racism" in a letter to International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge.

The emblem, which features jagged shapes representing the numbers 2012, has been criticized in the past for its design, which organizers say is modern and intended to catch the attention of the younger generation.

"The use of the word Zion by the designer of Olympics logo in the emblem of the Olympics Games 2012 is a very revolting act," Aliabadi wrote.

The Iranian official warned that if it was not changed it could "affect the participation of several countries, especially like Iran which insists on following principles and values."

Another Iranian official lashed out at the British Prime Minister for his insolent and disrespectful comments, saying that political figures do not enjoy the right to intervene in sports issues.

“Our decision, to partake Olympics games, has nothing to do with the UK politicians, since we coordinate all our activities with the International Olympics Committee”, said Bahram Afsharzadeh, the Secretary General of Iran's National Olympic Committee.

"We will make coordination with officials of the International Olympic Committee and we will participate and play gloriously in London games," Afsharzadeh reiterated.

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