"They have plundered the world in the last 500 years and the young lad in charge now is even more stupid than his predecessor. It's as if God has made this nation servants of America and Zionists. England has nothing. Its inhabitants are not human, its officials are not responsible, and it doesn't even have any natural resources. (They are) a bunch of thick people ruled by a mafia."
-Mohammad Reza Rahimi, vice president of Iran, upset the British Foreign Office with his comments about that nation. Knifecrime Island's man in Tehran, ambassador Simon Gass, responded that "when a high-ranking official who represents the Islamic Republic of Iran makes such insulting remarks about the people of another country, it reflects badly only on the person who made such remarks." It is unusual that the government reacts to Iranian rhetoric, but, as the Daily Mail points out, "calling the British â€˜thick' is new."