An article from AJM (Alain-Jean Mairet) reveals the collaboration of Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey with Iran. When I first saw the photo above I had trouble grasping who or what that was on the left. But it is indeed Mme Calmy-Rey, looking like a mummy with tissue paper on her head and concluding a deal with the president of Iran to purchase cheap Iranian gas.
The American Embassy in Bern has expressed “disappointment” over the deal and has told the Swiss authorities that this type of agreement sends a “false message”, at the very moment when Tehran “continues to defy the Security Council resolutions ordering the suspension of programs for the enrichment of uranium.” The Swiss Ambassador was summoned to Tel-Aviv and told that the “Hebrew State regards the visit of the Swiss minister to Tehran as an ‘inimical act towards Israel’.”
French readers might be interested in AJM’s June 2007 post on Calmy-Rey in which the Socialist Swiss politician exposes the extent of her Islamophilia.