The Independent's John Rentoul captures the following exchange at Davos:
Manouchechr Mottaki, the Iranian foreign minister, said of Tony Blair:
"During his time in office his hair was not so grey. It shows that his
stance on the Middle East is serious."
Unexpectedly complimentary. Blair laughed, and said that he wanted to hear Mottaki accept a two-state solution in Israel-Palestine if he weren't to lose the "remaining hairs that aren't grey". He said: "If people heard you accept in principle two states, it would keep my hair brown."
Mottaki declined to answer the question, saying: "We do not have the right to make decisions on behalf of the Palestinians."