Iran says US arms sales endangers regional stability

Iran on Tuesday said that the planned United States arms sales to Saudi Arabia would endanger stability in the Middle East and Gulf region, the ISNA news agency reported.

Iran says US arms sales endangers regional stability
Iran on Tuesday said that the planned United States arms sales to Saudi Arabia would endanger stability in the Middle East and Gulf region, the ISNA news agency reported.

ISNA quoted Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki as saying that the "baseless US scenario was a futile act" which could not affect Iran's historic ties with states in the region.

"Some of the White House officials are share-holders in big arms' companies and therefore try to make the best out of their last year in charge for gaining huge profits through baseless scenarios, psychological warfare and destabilization of the region," Mottaki said.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini had on Sunday charged that the US was trying to create a horror scenario in the Middle East with the aim of increasing regional arms sales.

Mottaki further rejected Tuesday's remarks by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Egypt who had called Iran the "single most important challenge to US interests in the Middle East."

"The US are perfectly aware that the unfair unilateral support for the Zionist regime's (Israel's) war-mongering policies are the main reason for regional instability," Mottaki said.

"And such plans (arms sales) will definitely not help regional peace and stability either," he added.

Weekend reports in the US said the sale to Saudi Arabia of sophisticated arms to the value of 20 billion dollars were under consideration.

The sales were said to be part of a plan to bolster US allies in the Gulf.

Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates could also receive increased military money as part of the deal, the reports said, adding that Israel and Egypt were also likely to receive US arms.

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semi_canada
semi_canada - 12 yıl Before

usa is loosing money in Iraq war, and they want to get many birds with a single stone: make money on arms sales, and at the same time get prepared to hit Iran... devilish they are!