The US announced only minutes ago that it will sell President Obama to Iran in a move that is seen as retaliation for the sale of the Internet and the English language to Iran by the UK.
The sale of the president is said to be worth one thousand tankers of sand plus a sum of cash. The deal is even more surprising since world resource ministers at a meeting of the G93 summit had already concluded that the USA is self sufficient in sand well into the next millennium.
Minister for the Department of UK Asset Sales made this statement, which has not helped the current diplomatic crisis. "The UK government is firmly of the belief that the United States has sold the president to Iran simply to put pressure on the UK not to sell any more of our assets. We are a sovereign nation with a long history and this government believes we can sell what we want. We are not too upset not to have had the chance to buy the president because we didn't want him anyway as we already have a good head of state in the queen, god bless her. In any case our sand reserves are at a ninety year low so we couldn't have afforded him anyway."
What the Iranians would do with Obama is not clear but officials from Tehran said with a name like his he would fit nicely into some important position, although the Iranian presidents office would obviously be a total no no.
The sale still might not materialize though as the American 923rd amendment to the bill of rights states that all presidents can only be sold with a fourteen day money back guarantee so if the Iranians decide they don't want him he will be shipped straight back to America.