international intrigue

Iran Is Being Rude

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures prior to a meeting at his office in Tehran on December 18, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Atta KENARE Photo: ATTA KENARE/AFP

A day after the U.S. Navy rescued thirteen Iranian sailors in the Arabian Sea who had been held captive by pirates for over a month, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was asked on Face the Nation whether Iran had said “thank you.” “Not yet,” he replied. “Not yet.”