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01/06/08

Larijani likens US treats on Iran to cries of worried aged women

Damascus, Jan 6, IRNA - Supreme Leader's representative in Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Larijani said on Sunday that treats made by US President George W Bush against Iran is similar to the cries of worried aged women who create commotion to cover their fears.

Speaking to reporters, he said such threats lack fundamental basis and the Americans have only portrayed an image of trouble-maker for themselves.

Those who believe in US unilateralism should go through their records to judge their deeds in Iraq and Lebanon, he pointed out.

On recent moves by Washington to create rift in strategic relations between Iran and Syria, he said "We cannot stop imagination of peoples, let them have these imaginations but the future will show the realities as they stand." Iran and Syria are determined to maintain durable peace and stability in the region, Larijani said.

During his stay in Damascus, Larijani conferred with high ranking Syrian officials on expansion of mutual relations as well as regional and international developments.

Iran and Syria have positive approach in dealing with political, economic and security affairs in Iraq, he said adding that the two sides have common stance on support for democratic Iraqi government.

Larijani, Assad discuss unity in Lebanon

Ali Larijani conferred on Sunday with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on ways of assisting Lebanese political parties to achieve a durable settlement of the political crisis through national resolve.

During an unofficial visit, the two sides reviewed the latest developments in Lebanon in the current sensitive situation.

On developments in Iraq, the two sides, as the two important neighbors, discussed ways of rendering assistance to Iraq and ways of restoring lasting security and stability in that war-stricken country.

Larijani and President Assad also reviewed recent developments in Palestine and the illogical pressures exerted by the Zionist regime in Gaza Strip and how to resolve it.

The two sides also discussed expansion of mutual relations along with regional and international developments.

Larijani left Cairo on Thursday night for Damascus where he held meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Mualem on bilateral as well as regional developments.

At the meeting, the two sides reviewed the current political crisis in Lebanon.

The Syrian minister briefed Larijani on his country's efforts to put an end to the crisis in Lebanon and the obstacles created by the US to this end.

Larijani, for his part, said Iran supports such efforts and seeks the resolution of political disputes between Lebanese groups without outside interference.

The key to resolving Lebanese issues lies in the hands of Lebanese people who should put an end to the turmoil as soon as possible, Larijani said.

On recent developments in Palestine, he said both Tehran and Damascus believe in unity among various political wings in Palestine.

The more unified Palestinian nations, the chance for regaining their rights would be high, Larijani said.

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