Talk:Iran and Britain expel diplomats after Iranian presidential election

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There are some details that I cannot verify through the provided sources (admittedly I can't read Farsi). For instance the David Cameron paragraph, I don't find that at all. The only thing I see is BBC saying: He [DC] said: "The expulsion of diplomats by Iran is clearly not acceptable and the British government was absolutely right to respond." The final paragraph seems to be what is from the Farsi (Persian) sources, which I cannot confirm at all. --SVTCobra 23:04, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

  • David Cameron was original reporting on my part. I watched his speech. The Hansard report of it can be found here. The phraseology as a question is a standard British Commons rhetorical device, note. Uncle G (talk) 12:09, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
  • News services and web companies increase Farsi services in light of Iranian political situation will make helpful reading if you want to double-check the Farsi sources, by the way. ☺ Uncle G (talk) 12:17, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
    • OK, but please mention it on the collaboration page if anything is original or otherwise not sourced in the listed sources. It makes the reviewer's job a lot easier. Cheers, --SVTCobra 22:25, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
      • As you've no doubt noticed from the little "Original reporting" sections on several talk pages recently, I usually do. ☺ Uncle G (talk) 22:37, 24 June 2009 (UTC)



I had high hopes, when I wrote this, that given Talk:Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks about Iranian presidential election protests at prayers#Names I wouldn't have to explain about Arabic names and Korean names again so soon. It, sad to say, seems that I was wrong. Uncle G (talk) 23:35, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

  • That is surprising. Brian is usually well aware of this and Ban is a high profile person. --SVTCobra 23:37, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
    • It wasn't him. It was User:The ed17 (edit). But, yes, the Wikipedia article on Ban does explicitly make this point in a headnote, and the BBC source cited here does call him "Mr Ban". Uncle G (talk) 23:43, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
My apologies to Brian. I just looked at the diff you listed and assumed it was the previous editor. Thanks for correcting me. --SVTCobra 23:52, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for spotting it wasn't me, I am used to Thai names on this issue but did not spot that error. I believe most asian names are shortened to the first, the one I am most used to writing is Thaksin - as in that on-the-run-former-Thai-Prime-Minister. --Brian McNeil / talk 23:54, 24 June 2009 (UTC)