Thursday, July 24, 2008

Israel: Block Iranian aggression

And yet... no mention of Abu Musa and the two Tunb islands, illegally occupied by Iran!

Thu, 24 Jul 2008

It is crucial for world powers to block the 'Iranian aggression' in the Middle East, says Israeli army chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi.

Ashkenazi, on his first visit to Washington as the army chief of staff, accused Iran of pursuing nuclear weapons and spreading aggression in the region. In a brief speech on Wednesday, he also claimed that radical elements were attempting to disturb the regional balance, as part of an imminent paradigm shift in the Middle East. At the center of this radical axis is Iran, who seeks to achieve its regional aspiration of hegemony by upsetting the existing power balance, he alleged. Ashkenazi accused Iran of backing terror organizations and radical groups, pursuing nuclear arms, and projecting power within the region and beyond. He summed up by saying believes it is crucial that 'the Iranian aggression' be blocked, which might in turn weaken the regional radicalization process being observed in such places as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Lebanon as well as the Palestinian territories. Press TV


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