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Iran's parliament survey on the U.S. influence in Central Asia

TEHRAN, Dec. 31 (ISNA)-Iran's parliament political studies bureau says after September 11th attacks, Central Asia geopolitics position in the U.S. foreign policies was highlighted.

The U.S. intended to increase its influence in the region in order to employ Central Asia's geopolitics, geo-economic and geo-strategic advantages.

Washington also was planning to prevent the revival of Russia's power in central Asia and rein China and Iran which intended to have parts in this region.

Therefore after September 11th 2001 attacks the U.S. tried to create a challenge for Moscow's hegemony and justified its presence in the region which caused a cross-regional race over this hegemony.

The research finally concludes that Iran should strengthen its influence in the region to secure its national interests.

This research suggests Iran have full support of the nuclear-free zone treaty signed by Russia and other republics of Central Asia. It also calls for the government to stand against the presence of any foreign force in the region and to get close to countries such as China and Russia under Shanghai treaty in order to proceed in the policy.

The other way proposed for accomplishing this objective was broadening cultural exchanges with this region's countries.

According to the research Iran's approach should be directed in preventing the progress of U.S. policies in the region including Central Asia.

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