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11/29/10

Wiki-releases planned in advance: Iran‎

Source: Press TV

Iran's President has questioned the recent leaked documents obtained and published by the Wikileaks website, saying the US administration "released" material intentionally.

In response to a question by Press TV on Monday over the whistleblower website's "leaks," President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said "let me first correct you. The material was not leaked, but rather released in an organized way."

"The US administration released them and based on them they pass judgment .... [The documents] have no legal value and will not have the political effect they seek," the Iranian chief executive added at the press briefing in Tehran.

Ahmadinejad stressed that the Wikileaks "game" is "not worth commenting upon and that no one would waste their time reviewing them."

"The countries in the region are like friends and brothers and these acts of mischief will not affect their relations," he added.


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Talks with the West

The president announced that aside from Brazil and Turkey a number of other countries may take part in the new round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 -- Britain, China, France, Russia, the US, plus Germany.

Human rights

"They (Western powers) trample on the dignity of man, their identity and real freedom. They infringe all of these and then they call it human rights," Ahmadinejad said.

Earlier this month, the UN General Assembly's Third Committee accused Iran of violating human rights regulations.

The 118-member Non-Aligned Movement and the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference have condemned the resolution against the Islamic Republic.

"In 2005, the human rights [issue] got a new mechanism in the United Nations ... human rights was pushed away and human rights was used for political manipulation," Secretary General of Iran's High Council for Human Rights Mohammed Javad Larijani told Press TV following the vote on the resolution.

This is while the United Nations Human Rights Council reviewed the US human rights record for the first time in its history. The council then issued a document making 228 suggestions to the US to improve its rights record.

IAEA 'leak'

The president said that Iran has always had a positive relationship with the International Atomic Energy Agency but criticized the UN nuclear agency for caving under pressure from the "masters of power and wealth."

The president said due to this pressure the IAEA has at times adopted "unfair and illegal stances" against the Islamic Republic.

"Their recent one (IAEA report) is better than the previous ones and is closer to the truth but still all the facts are not reflected," he added. "Of course the latest report also has shortcomings, for example all [of Iran's nuclear] information has been released and these are secret and confidential documents belonging to the country."

Ahmadinejad said since Iran was following a policy of nuclear transparency, it did not care about the leaks, but called the move 'illegal."

New world order

"The world needs order ... an order in which different people form different walks of life enjoy equal rights and proper dignity," the president said in his opening speech before taking questions form Iranian and foreign journalist.

The president added that the world was already on the path to setting up this order.

Iran isolation

When asked to comment on the US and Western media claims that Iran has become highly isolated in the region despite an active diplomacy with Persian Gulf littoral states, the president said the remarks were part of the "discourse of hegemony."

"In the hegemonic discourse, it seems that concepts and words take on different meanings than those offered by dictionaries," Ahmadinejad said.

"When they say they have isolated Iran, it means that they themselves are isolated and when they say Iran is economically weak, it means that it has strengthened," the president reasoned.

When they say there is a dictatorship somewhere, it means that country is really chosen by the people and vise a versa, the president further noted, adding, "I do not want to name names."


Related Article: Saudi king playing into US hands?

Wikileaks claims that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia secretly urged the United States to strike Iran's nuclear facilities to end its nuclear program.

Part of the documents recently released by the whistleblower website reads the Saudi king has "frequently exhorted the US to attack Iran to put an end to its nuclear weapons program."

"He told you [Americans] to cut off the head of the snake," the Saudi ambassador to Washington, Adel al-Jubeir said, according to a report on Abdullah's meeting with the US general David Petraeus in April 2008.

The apparently leaked documents suggest leaders of other countries such as Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates as well as the Israeli regime also considered Tehran's peaceful nuclear program an existential threat, urging a US attack on Iran.

At the beginning, Wikileaks sought to shed light on Washington's belligerent polices and condemn the killing of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Nevertheless, analysts believe the recent document release is a scenario carefully orchestrated by US intelligence agencies to deflect attention from the United States' domestic problems, upset the situation in the region and lay the groundwork for military action against Iran.

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