Categories: ForeignSliderThe Dependent

Rouhani becomes first Iran leader to set foot in Persian Gulf waters after Trump withdraws nuclear deal

(Disclaimer: this is a work of fiction. Learn to take a joke; you’ll live longer.)

TEHRAN/RIYADH/TEL AVIV/WASHINGTON – Iran President Hassan Rouhani has pledged a “new history” in relations with his neighbours as he became the first Iranian leader, and living human, to set foot in the Persian Gulf waters.

In a moment rich with symbolism and pomp, Saudi king Muhammad bin Salman, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Rouhani were all seen holding hands while sinking in the waters.

Rouhani said it was the “starting point” for peace, after crossing the military line that divides the land and water in the Persian Gulf.

Rouhani then invited Salman and Netanyahu president to step briefly across the demarcation into deep waters, before the trio swam back into shallow waters – all the while holding hands.

It was an apparently unscripted moment during a highly choreographed sequence of events.

The move comes after US President Donald Trump withdrew his country from the nuclear deal with Iran.

Much of what the underwater summit involving Iran, Saudi Arabia and Iran will focus on was agreed at press time, but many analysts remain sceptical about the apparent trilateral enthusiasm for engagement, considering that the leaders will actually be drowning into the sea throughout its duration.

The Dependent

The above piece is a work of satire and does not present itself as the truth.

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

Modi chooses Hindu holy city of Varanasi for elections

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again chosen to contest the country’s upcoming elections from the Hindu holy…

4 mins ago

LAHORE: E paper – March 22, 2019

https://issuu.com/abidoon/docs/e-paper_pdf_22nd_march__lhr_

6 mins ago

KARACHI: E paper – March 22, 2019

https://issuu.com/abidoon/docs/e-paper_pdf_22nd_march__khi_

6 mins ago

ISLAMABAD: E paper – March 22, 2019

https://issuu.com/abidoon/docs/e-paper_pdf_22nd_march__isb_

7 mins ago

Acquittal of Samjhauta terror attacks is historic injustice: Janjua

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has termed acquittal of Samjhauta terror attacks as historic injustice. She briefed the Islamabad Diplomatic…

10 mins ago

Trump says relations ‘very good’ with Pakistan

Relations between the United States and Pakistan are “very good,” said US President Donald Trump. The brief remarks released on Wednesday by…

21 mins ago