There is no such chance of building a bridge for the Iranian villagers living in Gavdaneh however. Their own water is not drinkable, to bring drinking water to their homes they have to go to their nearest villages. To do this they have to cross a river and the only way they can cross is via this makeshift tele-cabin which they operate manually by pulling on the steel wire rope above them. Almost all the villagers at some point have lost a finger in the accidents that have resulted from this perilous crossing.
In the report that was published on the Iranian website, one of the villagers says 'we have sent our children along with our delegations asking for a bridge, thinking the officials will be moved by seeing their missing fingers but to no avail'
It seems the authorities in Iran are happy to see Iranians lose their fingers so that the Lebanese can wave at Ahmadinejad with their fiver fingers.