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House of Commons Meeting condemns Bush and Blair's governments for blaming Iran and Syria over Lebanon

Source: Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII)


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.


But the 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 Lebanon.


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. The 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 Mojtahedjadeh.


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. "


Professor 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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