Dec 5, 2010

Iranian Foreign Minister snubs Hillary

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (pictured) tried to speak with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki twice on Friday, pursuing him both inside and outside the gala dinner here at the Ritz Carlton in Manama. But Mottaki deliberately avoided contact with her both times.

Clinton and Mottaki were seated only five seats apart at the dinner.

Clinton went out on a limb twice to try to make it happen, but the end result was only an unintelligible mutter from the Iranian leader in the general direction of the secretary.