Jimmie Åkesson is the leader of the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna), the anti-immigration party that is shunned and cordoned off by all the decent, progressive parties — which means every other political party in Sweden (with the exception of Alternativ för Sverige).
In the following interview, Mr. Åkesson discusses the decision by Foreign Minister Margot Wallström not to shake hands with the representative of the Iranian regime during his recent visit to Sweden.
Many thanks to Kronans Martell for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:01||…I think there should be a difficult balancing, of course.|
|00:05||What I really reacted against was,|
|00:08||which you pointed yourself, that she didn’t shake hands with him.|
|00:13||I think when she receives a controversial person,|
|00:17||such as the representative of the regime in Iran,|
|00:21||that she as the Foreign Minister, at least on Swedish territory,|
|00:26||should have demonstrated in one way or another the values we have in here [in Sweden].|
|00:30||But Margot Wallström didn’t do that, and decided not to shake hands with him …|
|00:35||Should she have shaken hands with him?|
|00:37||Definitely. If he didn’t want to, then it would have been evidence, in a way, of|
|00:42||our values that we stand for and that he stands for a fusty view of women from the Medieval Era.