Spoof LinkedIn parody of Iranian president running riot in Washington

Israel trolling Iran turns out to be less sophisticated but much more fun than the sharper end of cyber warfare...

by MidEast watcher on 24 September 2013 22:26

Ahead of all the not quite so funny fun at the United Nations on Tuesday -- see this -- the Israeli Embassy in Washington gave everyone a laugh over a spoof LinkedIn entry for Iran's "moderate" president, Hassan Rouhani.

As the Daily Beast reported earlier:

"The parody LinkedIn page refers to Rouhani as “President of Iran, Expert Salesman, PR Professional and Nuclear Proliferation Advocate.” Among the president’s skills listed on the page are “Weapons of Mass Destruction,” “Ballistics,” and “Military Justice."

"The bio for the Iranian president then goes on to say, “Since my election as President of Iran in 2013, I developed and executed an unprecedented PR campaign for the government of Iran. Through a series of statements, tweets, op-eds and smiles I have re-branded the human rights suppressing Ayatollah led regime as moderate and a source of hope among the international community.”

"The parody was created by Noam Katz, the embassy’s minister of public diplomacy. He told The Daily Beast on Tuesday, “LinkedIn was our way to highlight Rouhani’s long history in Iranian politics and his true position as the leading PR face for the regime that the public is largely unaware of on a platform they’re familiar with.”

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