Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Foreign Policy Based On Nat’l Interest

Comment:This is from an Iranian paper-thought you should be aware of the constant message being given to their citizens and surrounding neighbors-why do you think this is so?

TEHRAN, Aug. 21--Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday the US aims to establish a global dictatorship. In a meeting with Foreign Ministry officials and Iranian ambassadors, Ayatollah Khamenei noted that the US has revolted against the international community by ignoring the rights of nations.
Stating that securing the national interests is the main goal of Iran’s diplomacy, the leader said, “The important feature of Iran’s foreign policy is its confrontation with the world arrogant powers in a rational and smart manner.“

He pointed out that the experience of the past three decades indicates the victory of Iranian nation in fighting the arrogant world powers.

“We take pride in confronting the arrogant world powers and supporting the oppressed people,“ he said.
Commenting on the performance of the Foreign Ministry, Ayatollah Khamenei said the ministry should uphold national interests and materialize the long-term objectives of the Islamic Revolution and mid-term goals of the 2025 Vision.

Noting that the principles of Islamic Revolution cannot be separated from national identity and interests, the leader opined that important foreign policy issues should be dealt with from this perspective.

Referring to Islam’s comprehensive plan for the prosperity of mankind, Ayatollah Khamenei noted that the 1979 Islamic Revolution aimed to implement political, economic, social and cultural programs of Islam.

“At an international level, the Islamic Revolution rejects foreign domination and pursues peace, security and prosperity of all humans by relying on Islamic teachings,“ he said, pointing out that for the same reason the arrogant world powers are challenging Iran’s Islamic System.

The leader further said that the victory of Lebanon’s Hezbollah in the 33-day war against the Zionist Israeli regime shows the capability of Muslims in fighting the arrogant world powers.

Ayatollah Khamenei said the deadlock faced by the US in its Middle East strategy is a clear example of how Iranians and officials can succeed in their campaign against world arrogant powers.

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