In an article on Press TV Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast responded to news of the US opening up a virtual embassy for Iranians stating that is the epitome of America's failure in comprehending the Iranian nations "message" well over 50 years after the 1953 US backed coup against Mossadeq.
This virtual embassy was announced by Hilary Clinton in separate interviews for the Persian language version of the BBC and Voice of America. It will provide Iranians with online information for Visa applications and student exchange programs. Its introduction comes in light of the fact that the US hasn't had a physical embassy in Tehran since the 444 day hostage crisis at its former embassy which was instigated by Islamist students in November 1979.
"Virtual initiatives will not compensate this mistake or convey the US message to the Iranian nation as claimed," the Foreign Ministry spokesman has stated.