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Iran condemns McCain joke that exporting American cigarettes could be a way of killing Iranians - Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini, speaking in Tehran on Saturday, called the recent remarks made US Republican presidential candidate senator John McCain as 'unethical' and 'shameful', IRNA reported from Tehran.

McCain's Insensitive Iran Statement

Despite his initial backpedaling by saying "I meant that as a joke," Senator McCain's comment is unacceptable and very troubling for the Iranian-American community. -NIAC

Senator McCain's Iran "Joke" Raises Concern
Members of the Iranian American community, many of whom still have family and friends in Iran, justifiably find Senator McCain's remarks, even as a joke, offensive and insensitive, and believe such remarks are simply not constructive in the face of the volatile state of U.S. - Iran relations. - PAAIA

Such remarks only indicates his spiteful thoughts that are used in US foreign policy.

Denouncing these comments, Hosseini expressed regret over such illogical reasoning.

According to the Information and Press Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hosseini said politicians who hold the fates of a civilization in their hands should mind their words.

Two civilized nations of Iran and the US fully denounce such views and would remember them, he said.

US republican presidential candidate John McCain on reacting to a report of rising US cigarette exports to Iran said "May be that's a way of killing them."

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