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FM: US' arms sale, illusive scenarios, instance of adventurism

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, July 31, IRNA
Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Tuesday that the US plan to sell billions of dollars worth of arms and prepare illusive scenarios in the region is an instance of adventurism and a disparate effort.

"Washington has taken such a move to save the US arms manufacturing companies from bankruptcy," said Mottaki in reaction to recent claims by the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

He said the White House rulers, some of whom being major shareholders of the large arms companies, want to use their influence at the end of their tenure in office and wage a
psychological war so as to garner growing benefits for owners of their arms companies.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Mottaki said contrary to such disparate attempts, regional nations and countries, sharing many historical commonalties and unbreakable cultural and religious affinities, have had peaceful co-existence for years.

He said that the convulsive and unindeginized policies would never succeed in damaging the firm bonds among regional nations.

"The US knows quite well that the Middle East has suffered a lot from Washington's one-sided and unfair support for the Zionist regime and for its war mongering and expansionist policies," he added.

The US support for the Zionist regime's aggression on Lebanon last year is a clear example of Washington's untailored strategies on the Middle East, said Iran's top diplomat.

"Such approaches would severely tarnish the US image as the sponsor of the peace conference. Moreover, the US neo-cons' vain strategies to encourage hostility and division among the regional and friendly states would never work," added the minister.

Calling Iran "a victim of terrorism" and highlighting its leading role in campaign against terrorism, Mottaki said the baseless and false scenarios would not help restore peace and stability to the region and would never leave a negative impact on good relations and mutual interests of regional nations and states.


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