Citing the "joyful celebration of the Easter Bunny (PBUH)," a shared prophet of Christianity and Islam, President Ahmadinejad ordered the release of 15 British Sailors, encapsulated in brightly colored, ovoid "comfort pods," to be hidden throughout the UK.
"Today, I give a gift to the British people," said Ahmadinejad on state television, flanked by Revolutionary Guard in traditional bunny costume, "and I think the Easter Bunny may have hidden some things in your country..."
And so it would seem. So far, three giant, pastel eggs have been found, filled with chocolate, candies, and a British sailor each.
"I think it's great fun," says 9-year old Brittany Worthington of Barham, "My friend Holly found one of them over in Catworth, and I'm SO jealous. It wasn't the lady though, nobody's found her yet. I'm still hoping I might find her somewhere around here."
And Brittany is not the only hopeful. Britain's prime minister, Tony Blair is also on the hunt, hoping to find one of the Easter treasures left by the Iranian Royal Guard.
"I was surprised, but delighted that the Iranians would give such a nice Easter Gift to the British people, and I simply couldn't sit on the sidelines," Mr. Blair said, looking around Hyde Park, "In fact, I encourage everyone in England to check their backyards, rooftops, and bushes for one of these hidden surprises."
Ahmadinejad, in his press conference, did vow to capture, or re-capture any western soldiers who enterred Iranian waters, but added, with a childlike gleam in his eye, "We do have a bunch of big boxes and ribbons here, should your Santa wish to send some sailors down your chimney!"