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12/17/07

Iran should create soft power to change international relations: Professor Molana

TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (ISNA)-The Iranian professor of the American Washington University Hamid Molana believes that independent countries should shift international concepts from power and security to justice.

Delivering a speech at Tehran University he asked "why is the name of the most important United Nation's assembly Security Council?" while reiterating that the international community and domineering powers intend to establish security without performing justice.

But even if the name of this council was "justice" he said, it should have put this concept into practice.

Iran should utilize soft power to make some changes in international relations Molana said while highlighting that Iranians' religion and culture are their greatest power and based on them new thoughts and views should be presented.

It seems logical that Iran's president brings the structure of the United Nation and its Security Council into question, because "we must resist against hegemony and Iran's current power is due to its resistance."

"We can not achieve our goals only thorough mottoes, we have to improve our management and our economic conditions and utilize our own image," he said.

The U.S. foreign policy since the mid 19 century and the use of Doctrine Monroe has been an "empire one", he added while noting that concurrent with the World War II the word empire was replaced by the term "superpower."

After September 2001 belligerency was not regarded as a shameful act and the U.S. Empire was revived, so this country is considered as an emperor although some changes have been made in its policy.

The U.S. power is due to its use of soft power while this system originates from the East.

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