Iran warns of "consequences" for Swiss over minaret ban

Iran has warned Switzerland of 'consequences' following the recent referendum there on minaret construction. Characteristic Ahmadinejadian subtlety! But here's a thought: when scripted opprobrium flies around the world, it's usually between governments or other impersonal entities. Given Switzerland's unusual direct-democracy, however, where people can enact laws even when the government is against them, doesn't this mean that the condemnations are, for once, aimed directly at a nation's public rather than the government that represents them?