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Bush Iran remarks lack any value: Mottaki

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 30, IRNA
Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said here Thursday the US President George W Bush's recent remarks about Iran lacked any value and contained no new points.

"Bush's remarks showed indecision, lack of wisdom and political despair. Invalidity of such statements has been proven to the world public opinion, the US representatives and even the American people," Mottaki added.

Referring to Bush's aim behind raising repeated and baseless scenarios, he said, "Bush's electoral approach is based on violence and is security-oriented. The Americans cast a negative vote to these (approaches) last year.

"The US president faces serious problems to create a campaign atmosphere for the upcoming presidential elections. He thinks he can find a breakthrough to this problem through unfounded words." He pointed to a 50-billion-dollar bill to supply weapons and escalate violence in Iraq and the region and said, "Allocation of 50 billion dollars from the pocket of American taxpayers to escalate violence in Iraq and an arms race would not save the region - a region which is trapped in instability, violence and abhorrence due to Mr. Bush's wrong policies and approaches."

Mottaki noted that incorrect information and understanding as well as hasty policy-making based on attitudes of warmonger minority in the US Central Administration are all examples of wrong, costly and tension-creating approaches by the US, which would eventually fail to bring security and stability to the region and settle increasing problems of the US officials and the American people who are fed up with wars.

He added that the way for the US statesmen to stop their repeated mistakes is through ending their pure security and militaristic approaches, paying heed to the root causes of the crises in Iraq and the Middle East, following collective wisdom, delegating the region to its main owners, and respecting people's votes and justice-based and democratic trends.


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