Source: Campaign Against Sanctions
and Military Intervention in Iran
In a statement read in
House of Commons, the British government yesterday blamed Iran and Syria for the crisis in Lebanon following similar statements by President
Bush and Prime Minister Blair at the G8 Summit in Moscow.
US and UK governments'
position had already been refuted by the
German government earlier in the day. In a press conference in Berlin, Thomas Steg the German Government's deputy
spokesman stated that there is no evidence that Iran or Syria have been behind the present crisis in
Later on, in a meeting in
the House of Commons yesterday, Middle East experts challenged George Bush and
Tony Blair's claims that Iran
and Syria are to blame for
the latest crisis in the Middle East.
meeting organised by CASMII, the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military
Intervention in Iran, and was addressed by Iranian
academic Professor Abbas Edalat Jeremy Corbyn MP, and Professor Pirouz
Jeremy Corbin MP informed
the meeting that the majority of the House was in fact critical of
Israel for its disproportionate
actions in the present conflict.
Professor Edalat said:
"Until the new war waged by Israel
against Lebanon, the main
focus of the US/Israeli hysteric campaign against Iran was centred around the
unfounded allegation of a covert nuclear arms program in Iran. We now have a new orchestrated campaign
of threats. Today Iran and
Syria are being blamed
falsely by the US and the
UK for being at the root of
the present conflict in Lebanon. This double accusation and
threat will multiply many fold the danger of a military attack against
Iran as well as
Syria by Israel and the US.
Mojtahedjadeh pointed out that Tony Blair is now
following George Bush's Axes of Evil accusation in claiming that an arch of
extremists consisting of Hamas, Hezbollah, Syrian and Iran are the
source of problems in the middle East.
Professor Edalat concluded:
"The US and
UK governments must
reconsider their confrontational approach to Iran. Rather
than making inflammatory accusations and threats over Lebanon, they should enter
into direct negotiations without any preconditions with Iran while recognising
Iran's right for a civilian nuclear technology including uranium enrichment up
to fuel grade "
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