Ehsan Naraghi, Iranian sociologist living in Paris said: "The president of America does not intend to attack Iran, however, he just wants to keep Zionists content." Naraghi who is visiting Tehran, said to IRANA yesterday, "Zionists are seriously against the improvement of relations between Iran and America. On the other hand, they like to see the decline of Reformists, in order to present Iran as a dissident isolated country to the world."
Naraghi added, "Zionists welcome any form of extremism in Iran and like anti-Islamic Republic groups outside, they like to present this system as another form of Talibanism so that they would have the excuse to approach it as they did in the case of Afghanistan."
Naraghi suggested that another goal of recent speech of President Bush is to justify the increase of military budget and to please the owners of military industries. In the interview with IRANA, Naraghi posed this question that "if Bush really intended to introduce certain countries as a threat to universal peace, why did he not bring up the subject in the Security Council of UN so that the whole world would investigate the case."
Naraghi said, "the main cause of anti-American measures in the world is the cruelty toward Palestinians, and in order to minimize such measures, America can simply exert pressure on Israel and in this way help toward the actualization of universal peace." Referring to the fact that American and European people do not agree with such adventurisms and do not approve Bush's approach, Naraghi emphasized, "European society does not approve Bush's policies at all."
Naraghi objected seriously against accusation of Iranian authorities to participation with Al Qaida and said, "Iran can not be considered responsible for possible participation of irresponsible and unofficial individuals in this matter."
-- Translated for payvand.com by Roya Monajem, email@example.com
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