Iran and Palestinians exploit George Floyd killing, US riots. EPA-EFE/JIM LO SCALZO

Absurd: Iran, Palestinians Exploit George Floyd Killing, US Protests

Exercise in gross hypocrisy shouldn’t surprise anyone, but must be called out


There’s nothing funny about the tragic killing of George Floyd. But some Middle East regimes are doing their best to turn its aftermath into what can only be described as a duplicity-soaked comedy skit.

Take, for instance, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who tweeted:

“Some don’t think #BlackLivesMatter. To those of us who do: it is long overdue for the entire world to wage war against racism. Time for a #WorldAgainstRacism.”