Iran's Foreign Ministry says that televised "confessions" of two detained American-Iranians unveiled a US-backed plan to topple Iran's clerical establishment.
State television aired a programme called "In the Name of Democracy" on Wednesday and Thursday, featuring interviews with Haleh Esfandiari and Kian Tajbakhsh, who Iran accuses of being involved in a US-backed plot to stage a "velvet revolution" in the Islamic state.
Washington has called the programme illegitimate and coerced, urging Iran to immediately release the two dual nationals, arrested separately in May while visiting Iran from the United States.
So sorry, but the US government gave up the right to complain about "coerced" statements a while back. Now it is just embarrassing itself and America proper - not that that's new.
Perhaps a country like Switzerland or Sweden - or anyplace they don't fucking torture people - could put in a good word for these people.