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Iranian president: Nuclear program is merely pretext to confront Iran

11 February 2010 [14:20] - TODAY.AZ
Iran's nuclear program and the situation of human rights are only pretexts for the Western countries to confront Iran, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at the rally in Tehran to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Iran holds rallies in connection with the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution in all cities, including 818 settlement and 4,000 villages.

The large-scale rallies also take place in Tehran. Demonstrators march to the Azadlig square voicing slogans such as "Independence, Freedom, Islamic Republic", "Death to the U.S"," and Death to Israel".  

Ahmadinejad noted two reasons why the West opposes Iran: Iran's centuries-old influence on global processes and a central strategic position in the Middle East.

"The Middle East is the most sensitive and most influential region of the world, therefore everyone who controls the region, controls the world" he added.

According to him, "control over the vast energy riches of the Middle East provides a tool to control the whole world."

That is why the West opposes Iran, choosing its nuclear program and the human rights situation as a pretext to do so, as the processes taking place in Iran affect the entire world.

"The reason why the West opposes Iran is that Iran has the potential to spread its influence throughout the world," he said. "The Iranian people over the centuries have been a leader in Islam, science and civilization, and have kept its cultural influence in many regions of the world. Therefore, the processes taking place in Iran affect the entire world."

/Trend News/
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