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Iran & regional stability - the connection

Not as one might think, that the neighbourhood would be a whole safer for women, children, men and probably household pets if the Islamic Republic of Iran could be persuaded to stick to its knitting.

But rather, "On the situation in Iraq, [Iranian Foreign Minister] Mr. Motaki, asked to clarify a reported remark by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that Iran would “fill the vacuum” if troops from other countries were to leave, he said Gulf countries, including Iran, were in a position to protect stability in that region. That was a “major” Iranian policy, underpinned by Security Council Resolution 598 (1987), which referred to regional security by regional countries".

Meanwhile, there is more guff from Mr Motaki than even Brown manages:

"In North Korea, they are talking about nuclear weapons and in Iran we are talking about nuclear energy. This is peaceful. Really, the countries that are testing their fourth or fifth generation of nuclear bombs are the real threat for the world, because they have the experience of using nuclear weapons in their history. Those who have used [them] once may use them again, and that’s a real threat".
....

"We tried to brief our friends (Plural? Erm....) in the region that Iran is trying its best to avoid any confrontation, but we do not consider the other party to be in the position to impose another war [in the region] against its taxpayers, here in the United States".

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Blogger Ed said... 8:01 am

The West are actually prolonging the present regime with all their rhetoric. If they allowed Iran to feel safe the people would soon be kicking up a stink and getting rid of their nasty despotic rulers.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:03 am

Difficult to be sure, but I strongly suspect that the man and woman on the Tehran omnibus feel they have to kiss the hand they cannot bite  



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