Coherent Cooperation, Security Systems Key to Regional Stability

Seyed Hossein MousavianSeyed Hossein Mousavian

The ongoing wars and the United States’ unconditional support for autocrats, corrupt dictators and Israeli leaders lie at the root of instability in the region, says a former diplomat, who believes that the alternative is to develop effective and efficient systems for regional security and cooperation. 
“The region is in the midst of two interconnected conflicts: one between regional powers, and the other between global powers,” Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former spokesman of Iran’s nuclear dossier, said at a recent conference in Beirut to discuss security arrangements in the Middle East. 
The roots of instability and conflict in the region today go back decades and there are three major sources contributing to regional instability, he said, according to a text of his speech published by IRNA on Tuesday. 
“The first is the unwavering and unconditional support the US and other world powers have provided to corrupt dictators, such as the former shah of Iran or Hosni Mubarak, the former president of Egypt, and numerous other dictators in the Arab and Muslim world.”  
These dictators have presided over conditions of poverty, unemployment, bad governance, and political oppression —which contribute to extremism and terrorism, he explained. 


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