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Merkel to fire German conference organiser over Iranian envoy's criticism of the U.S
February 16, 2007 5:09 PM   Subscribe

Angela Merkel to fire organiser of Munich security conference over Iranian envoy's criticism of the U.S. policies in the Middle East, Der Spiegel reports. (Translated English version) Read the full speech of Ali Larijani, Iran's top nuclear negotioator at the conference.
posted by hoder (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
MetaFilter: Among other things an all too wonderful occurrence is accused to him.
posted by phaedon at 5:17 PM on February 16, 2007


some actual context.

regardless of the german language and important topic, crap post. crap, crap, crap.
posted by mrgrimm at 5:33 PM on February 16, 2007


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posted by briank at 5:54 PM on February 16, 2007


"The former advisor of Helmut Kohl besides all too wonderful occurrence (“the conference rests only on the shoulders of a man, that is I”) is put to the load."

Well, whatever else you were trying to do, you've given me a good laugh. Unfortunately, I think you're about to be put to the load.
posted by 1-2punch at 6:22 PM on February 16, 2007


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posted by oaf at 7:08 PM on February 16, 2007


OK, I've managed to muddle through translating the thing on my own, but I'm stuck on Schwartz-rot and schwartz-grün. I'm presuming these correspond to party affiliations? Little help?

schadenfreude!
posted by LMGM at 10:01 PM on February 16, 2007


Uh...

A winner is you?

Yay!
posted by dirigibleman at 10:44 PM on February 16, 2007


LMGM: Schwarz-rot refers to Black/Red, which is a nickname for the Centre Right / Centre Left coalition of the CDU and SPD that currently runs the German government. Rot-Gruen is Red/Green, which refers to the previous German government that was a coalition between the SPD and the Greens.
posted by sien at 11:59 PM on February 16, 2007


Uh, what exactly did Merkel say or do to the fire organizer?
posted by Anything at 3:11 AM on February 17, 2007


The SPIEGEL story neither mentions the Iranian envoy, his speech, nor mentions anything anybody said at the conference itself as the grounds for the organizers' dismissal.

Rather, the article states pretty clear that they've been trying to get rid of Teltschik, the conference organizer, for his supposed "delusions of grandeur", his misuse of government funding and resources for what amounts to a corporate conference, and some remarks seen as counter-democratic.

Ignoring the so-bad-it's-funny Google translation for a moment, what is the supposed connection between Teltschik and the Iranian envoy's speech?
posted by sen0rjon3s at 1:15 PM on February 17, 2007


Ignoring the so-bad-it's-funny Google translation for a moment, what is the supposed connection between Teltschik and the Iranian envoy's speech?

Read the first paragraph in German and you'll find your answer:

"Hamburg - Nach Informationen des SPIEGEL wird die Tagung im nächsten Jahr definitiv Teltschiks letzte sein. Unmut bei Kanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) erregte, dass Teltschik dem iranischen Atom-Unterhändler Ali Laridschani ein Forum für propagandistische Attacken auf die USA bot."
posted by hoder at 9:33 AM on February 18, 2007


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