US policies blamed for Iraq crisis

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini says the Iraq crisis is a result of the wrong policies of the US government.

“Even the American public has objected to the irrational policies of the Bush administration regarding Iraq, a matter which the result of the recent congress elections confirms,” Hosseini said.

He added that Iran's three rounds of talks with the US over the issue of security in Iraq demonstrates Tehran's goodwill and transparency in helping to improve the situation in the war-torn country.

“Iran's support for Nouri al-Maliki's government on the one hand, and the comments made by Iraqi officials stressing Tehran's constructive role on the other, provide solid evidence for Iran's positive intentions regarding Iraq.”

A foreign policy of creating crisis, aimed at provoking hostility among governments and nations in the Middle East, has not only imposed a heavy toll on the Americans, but declined the popularity and credibility of the US to its lowest level, the spokesman said.

Hosseini termed US policies toward Iran 'hostile' and 'deceitful' and said the efforts of the US to divide the Iranian government and nation indicates only desperate attempts to damage their distinctive solidarity.

“All-out efforts aimed at harming the country and its interests and depriving the nation of its legitimate rights, have made Iranians from all walks of life more determined to adhere to the strategic principles of the Islamic Republic of Iran more than ever,” he noted.

Hosseini said Washington needs 'wise' leaders to regain its lost global image.