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Larijani: Pre-emptive measures a theory of modern savagery

Tehran, July 28, IRNA - Iran's Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Monday that the theory of pre-emptive measures which has been raised by US is now regarded as 'modern savagery'.

Speaking to a group of Iraqi guests attending Iraq cultural week in Tehran, he said that following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Americans raised a new theory for governing the globe by promoting the principles of unilateralism in order to dominate the entire world.

A close look to the real status of US in the region, they are now announcing in their presidential campaign that they should withdraw their forces from Iraq and in the meantime NATO has declared that they are trapped in Afghanistan.

Both US and NATO admit the fact that the occupiers have destroyed Afghanistan, and even divided Taliban to good and bad and hold talks with Taliban secretly, Larijani said.

"The will of Muslims has ruined US strategy in the region, he said.

The US is repentant for his wrong action in the region and should apologize for their wrongdoing, he said.

Although they know that they have committed grave mistakes to this end but they are mow masterminding new plots, he said.

"The Middle East is like a dish full of thorns. If you would like it, please mind your larynx," Larijani said.

Vigilance and awareness of nations in the region would deter US from attaining its sinister goals, he said.

Referring to the Iraqi people, he said, "Although you have taken some big steps by forming Majlis and a democratic government but you are still exposed to threats."

"They seek to partition you," he said adding that the US intelligence service sow seeds of discords between Shiites and Sunnis.

Larijani called Iraq and Iran as two prominent countries in the region and said, "Unfortunately, the two nations in the past suffered a lot due to dreadful policies of Saddam Hossein."

Ties between Iranian and Iraqi people is strategic, he said adding that some ill-wishers try to create rift between the two nations but to no avail.

"They never give up their conspiracies because they are not familiar with the culture of the people in this region or the Zionist advisors mislead them," he said.

"We should spare no effort to help restore tranquility and peace in the region," Larijani said.

"We should not let the occupiers continue their tyranny in the region," he said.

"If the occupiers leave Iraq, the Iraqi nation are capable of administering their own affairs," Larijani underlined.

Shahroudi: US should revise its literature

Tehran, July 28, IRNA - Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi said here Monday that the US should change its literature.

"We hope that the talks will end in favor of the country's and national interests given the prudence of the negotiating officials.

And we hope that the US will change its literature," said Shahroudi in a meeting with a group of judiciary officials.

Ayatollah Shahroudi said the parties negotiating with Iran should put fairness and rights of Iranian nation as focal point of their work.

He added, "Thanks to resistance and vigilance of officials and public support for Iran's legitimate rights to access peaceful nuclear energy, we witness Iran's success in the talks."

Also touching on recent success of Lebanese Hizbollah in the prisoners swap with Israel, Ayatollah Shahroudi said, "Hizbollah's great victories belong to the Muslims all over the world, pride and prosperity of Islam and Shiism."

He said the victories are the result of resistance and divine faith and will be recorded in history.

Ahmadinejad says US should stop threats, ultimatums

Tehran, July 28, IRNA - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Monday that US politicians will suffer if they pursue their 50-year policy and if they want to cooperate with Iranian nation they should set aside threats and ultimatums.

In an interview with US NBC TV, Ahmadinejad said, "All the world people and thinkers are unhappy and dissatisfied with the world conditions today because the conditions are not in favor of man's dignity and status. And today, horror, hostility, discrimination and injustice have cast their shadow on human community. Naturally, under such conditions, those pity mankind and are interested in a prosperous life, peace and welfare for mankind should make efforts to change the status quo."

He said that to change present conditions it is required to identify the root causes of problems. "Materialistic attitude towards the world and human beings, unilateralism, hegemony and alienation with teachings of prophets and with humanitarian values are the root causes of present conditions worldwide."

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