Middle East Instability Rooted in US Approach

Middle East Instability Rooted in US Approach  Middle East Instability Rooted in US Approach

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham says the world will undoubtedly be a much safer place if the US government modifies its aggressive approach and moves to contain its hawkish allies, in particular Israel.

The Foreign Ministry official made the remark on Saturday in response to US President Barack Obama's statement on a Thursday vote by Democratic senators to block a Republican-backed effort to kill the Iran nuclear agreement, clearing the way for the deal's implementation, IRNA reported.

"This vote is a victory for diplomacy, for American national security, and for the safety and security of the world," Obama said in the statement.

According to Afkham, Obama's remarks on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the accord is officially named, is part of an effort to conceal the fact that it was the failure of the US administration's pressure campaign using sanctions which compelled the US to negotiate with Iran.

"In a desperate attempt, the US president tries to evade the outcome of the nuclear negotiations; however, the fact of the matter is that the US had no choice but to reverse its unreasonable positions," Afkham asserted, reiterating that the nuclear accord put an end to a "manufactured" crisis stirred up against Iran with political intentions, as the world recognized Iran's right to enrich uranium.

Regarding European leaders' efforts to restore relations with Tehran as well as winning the Iranians' trust, she said, "The US has been engaged with the Zionists' lobby groups and instead of accepting the truth, tries to accuse others of activities in which they have never been involved."

Stressing that Iran plays a pivotal role in helping promote stability in the region, the spokeswoman noted, "Insecurity in the Middle East is rooted in hawkish moves of the Zionist regime, and as long as the US administration backs them, it will be held accountable for [Israel's] crimes."

The United States' provocative measures in the region, such as selling offensive weapons and supporting belligerent countries attacking Palestine, Syria and Yemen, are clear examples of destabilizing activities in the crisis-hit Middle East, Afkham said.