Top Iranian cleric warns White House

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Senior Iranian cleric urges the White House and US Congress to erase the idea of fighting Islam and Muslim 'revolutionary' forces from their minds.

Americans should take lessons from the (doomed) actions they have embarked on since September 11, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said.

“After terrorists slammed two hijacked aircraft into New York City's twin towers and razed them to the ground, Mr. Bush took advantage of the frenzy created by the event to impose America's colonial policies on the world," he said.

"More than anything else, the US started to fan security fears throughout the world and attacked two Muslim countries under the despicable pretext of his infamous 'axis of evil' designation," Rafsanjani, who was recently elected the new chairman of Iran's Assembly of Experts, said.

"Hoping that Israel will survive for ever, the US announced its so-called Greater Middle East plan to bring the Muslim Ummah under its domination."

The US has reached a dead-end in Iraq and their Greater Middle East plan is definitely doomed to failure, the cleric added.

The attempt to encircle the Islamic Republic of Iran has had nothing but adverse consequences for the US, bringing it to a juncture where it has been forced to seek Iran's assistance to establish security in Iraq, Rafsanjani concluded.

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