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US Security Strategy Aimed at Selling Arms
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US Security Strategy Aimed at Selling Arms

A senior lawmaker said the recently outlined US national security strategy demonizing Iran as a "rogue regime" was a continuation of US efforts at spreading Iranophobia to reap economic benefits through ramping up weapons sales.  Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, the spokesman for Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, made the statement in a talk with ICANA on Wednesday. The 55-page policy document, released Monday, reiterated US President Donald Trump's campaign to tighten the screws on Iran.  "The scourge of the world today is a small group of rogue regimes that violate all principles of free and civilized states," the document contended, apparently referring to Iran and North Korea.   "Iran continues to perpetuate the cycle of violence in the region, causing grievous harm to civilian populations," it alleged. Hosseini said, "The US is trying to convince regional states that our [military] power is a threat", arguing that the policy will benefit the US by boosting demand for US weaponry from governments in the region, particularly wealthy oil kingdoms surrounding the Persian Gulf.

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