‘US propping dictatorship in ME’

ali_larijaniIranian Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani says Washington seeks to stabilize its dictatorship in the Middle East as the United States and Israel are fearful of popular uprisings in the region.

“Events in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya and Yemen were popular uprisings. People seek to determine their own fate. This issue has  caused anxiety and concern for the US and Zionists (Israelis),” Larijani as saying in a meeting with the speaker of Indonesian House of Representatives, Marzuki Alie, in Jakarta on Thursday.Shiite News reported.

The top Iranian parliamentarian warned that cooperation of certain dictatorial countries in the region with Western powers would not serve the interests of the Muslim world, and called on Muslim democratic states to “rush to help people in the region.”

“We should be cautious [so] that the US will not take advantage of the uprisings and revolutions (in the region). However, it (the United States) will not be successful as people are awakened,” he stated.

In recent months, a wave of revolutions and anti-government uprisings has swept across the Arab world.

Larijani also pointed out that Iran and Indonesia should make use of great economic potentialities to serve the interests of the two nations.

“The Zionist regime (Israel) and the US have caused problems for the Muslim world and are drawing new plots day by day. Iran and Indonesia should bolster joint cooperation with regard to the recent developments in the world,” he added.

The Iranian Majlis speaker also called for setting a timetable for dispatching Iranian and Indonesian delegations to the Gaza Strip “to break the siege of this region.”

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