Once the so called expat 'elite' were short listed by the embassies, the letter seen on the left here was sent to them. The last paragraph undertakes the entire cost of the trip and the accommodation etc. will be paid by the government.
This conference was held over the last two days in Tehran. So lets see who some of this pro-Ahmadinejad elite are.
And why not start with our own favourite George Galloway, who despite losing his seat in the parliament, is still introduced by the Iranian state TV as a UK MP. How he fits in with the Iranian 'elite' baffles me:
and here is Sheikh Mansour Laghaii, the Iranian Shiite cleric who was deported from Australia. Does he still count as an 'elite expat'?
And here is a BIG Iranian expat 'elite' studying the lunch menu next to probably some clueless arsehole expat 'elite' who has probably been put off lunch for a while: