Tuesday, April 23, 2013

US stirs Iranophobia in ME to sell arms: Iran parliament official

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (file photo)  

A senior Iran parliament official says the United States incites Iranophobia in an attempt to promote its weapons sales in the Middle East.
Substitute to Iran Majlis Deputy Speaker for Supervision Reza Talaei-Nik said on Tuesday that purchasing and stockpiling arms by some Arab countries will not benefit the region.

“The Western countries’ arms game with the Arabs will pave the way for the presence of transregional countries in the Middle East in order to increase tensions in this region,” Talaei-Nik said.

On April 19, The New York Times reported that US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was to finalize weapons deals worth USD 10 billion with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during his visit to the Middle East.

The paper also cited “one senior official” as saying that the new sale of the unidentified missiles to Saudi Arabia and the UAE is to address what he described as “the threat posed by Iran.”

For the rest of the story: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/04/23/299876/us-incites-iranophobia-to-sell-arms/

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