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State Department still plans to invite Iranian diplomats to the embassy for hot dogs on July 4
QUESTION: This isn't a frivolous question, really. Do you think it's still appropriate to have Iranians come to these July 4th parties under the circumstances? I mean, is there any thought being given to like, rescinding invitations?

MR. KELLY: No, there's no thought to rescinding the invitations to Iranian diplomats.

QUESTION: It's appropriate to have a social dialogue with them if they come?

MR. KELLY: Well, we have made a strategic decision to engage on a number of fronts with Iran, and we tried many years of isolation and we're pursuing a different path now.

QUESTION: Have they said yes?

QUESTION: The President keeps saying that --

MR. KELLY: I don't know, Arshad.
Unlikely that any of Neda's friends and relatives would get the same diplomatic courtesy.
Posted by:Mike

#7  Bambi would have BBQ with Iranian diplomats but not with Republicans. After all, he knows who his enemies are ...
Posted by: Steve White   2009-06-23 14:35  

#6  Maybe Obama plans to hold them hostage for several hundred days...
Posted by: Spinter Hatfield9101   2009-06-23 13:27  

#5  If not pork then Hebrew National kosher dogs would be ideal.
Posted by: xbalanke   2009-06-23 12:52  

#4  Yeah but they're pork hotdogs. Very sneaky these Americans.
Posted by: Frozen Al   2009-06-23 11:17  

#3  Instead have the Iranians at the Barking Sands missile site in Kauai for the fire works that day.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418   2009-06-23 10:59  

#2  More evidence Barry's not ready for primetime. Supreme Leader and Monkey Boy must be laughing their asses off.
Posted by: tu3031   2009-06-23 10:48  

#1  Iran smells weakness hence the street protests wont get anywhere!
Posted by: Glains Johnson6969   2009-06-23 10:09