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Iran criticizes Clinton's recent allegations

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9001-11810

TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani criticized the US Secretary of State's recent remarks against the country.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking in a press conference in Berlin on Friday claimed there are signs Iran is trying to exploit the unrest in the Middle East.

“We do see activities by Iran to try to take advantage of these uprisings. They are trying to exploit unrest. They are trying to advance their agenda in neighboring countries. They continue to try to undermine peace and stability to provoke further conflict,” Clinton claimed in her anti-Iranian comments.

“We want people in the region to understand that the Iranian Government’s motive here is to destabilize countries, not to assist them in their democratic transitions,” Clinton continued to claim.

"Recently, the US Secretary of State has made strange words which have made experts surprised," Larijani said in his speech to the Parliament on Sunday.

"On one hand, she claims Arab nations should be vigilant and not to be tricked by Iran and on the other hand she says that Iran is trying to destroy democratic revolutions in the Middle East through a pre-determined program."

He added, "considering regional events, their comments are much far from reality."

"If regional revolutions, according to them, are rooted in goals of the Iranian Revolution, why Iran should destroy the uprisings."

"On one hand, they raise concerns over Iran's support for these revolutions, they say the uprisings are rooted in Iranian teachings and on the other hand they claim Iran is trying to damage the movements," he added.

"The US dictatorial and colonial behavior is the major problem in the region which cannot be tolerated by nations."

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