ISIS Iran Report

Iran is cordially invited to a picnic

Iran is cordially invited to a picnic photo

June 3, 2009

The hottest ticket in many a capital city is an invitation to the U.S. embassy’s July 4 picnic.  This year, as the NYT reported yesterday, the State Department has instructed all embassies and consulates that “they may invite representatives from the government of Iran” to their Independence Day celebrations.  These are typically casual affairs featuring traditional American picnic food—burgers, hot dogs, ice cream and informal mingling.  So long as the meat is halal, Iranian guests should feel right at home. 

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