Iran Focus: London, Mar. 04 Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, told the Arabic-language television Aljazeera that the United States policy in Iraq had lost and failed miserably. Iran Focus
London, Mar. 04 Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, told the Arabic-language television Aljazeera that the United States policy in Iraq had lost and failed miserably.
Khatami also blamed what he called double standards by the U.S. and Europe for the crisis with Iran over its nuclear position and other conflicts in the Middle East.
Alluding to Israel, Khatami noted that “there are regional powers which possess nuclear arms.”
How come these powers do not face the wrath or pressure from Europe or the U.S. in order to make the Middle East free of such weapons?, Khatami said.
I believe that the double standards are to blame for the crisis in our region and the world, because if a rational and fair approach was pursued, all issues of contention could be resolved easily and peacefully.
Khatami ruled out any possibility of a military attack against Iran’s nuclear or other strategic installations.
I do not believe a military offensive against Iran is possible, Khatami said, citing the problems faced by the U.S. in Iraq.
Other forms of pressure, perhaps political or economic, he said, may have an impact, but, he added, sanctions would be unwise.