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'West stoking Iranophobia to sell arms'

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posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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'West stoking Iranophobia to sell arms'


www.presstv.ir

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says the United States and its allies encourage Iranophobia in the Middle East to sell their weapons.


Mehmanparast said at his weekly press conference on Tuesday that Western countries were seeking to raise fear of Iran among regional countries to persuade them to pile up weapons.

“Iranian officials have repeatedly said that threats [against the countries] in the region are aimed at [creating] Islamophobia and Iranophobia and are invoked by the US and other Western countries as well as the Zionist regime ... and the objective is
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posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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An interesting take on the Iranian standoff with the West. Perhaps these tensions have been gradually heightened in order to increase arms sales in the region.

A decent money maker it doesn't take a genius to work out. Maybe the US has never had the intention of attacking Iran for real, only to demonise the country in order to generate fear amongst it's neighbours. Paranoia feeds the military industrial complex no doubt about it.

'Mehmanparast's remarks come after media reported that the United States plans to sell arms in deals worth over $60 billion to certain Arab countries in the Persian Gulf to arm them against the Islamic Republic.'

Whether or not this is truly the case is subject to debate, however I think we'll all agree that increasing tension in the region can only go so far, until it reaches it's inevitable conclusion.

What do you think ATS a conspiracy to stoke arms sales in the region? Or is a war with Iran really looming ever closer?

There is of course the third option neither of the above.

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posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 11:01 AM
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hey if the arabs are going to fall for fear mongering and buy the weapons whose fault is it?

its like blaming a used car salesman on selling a crap banger to a idiot who
will believe anything said to them.

their fault for being taken on the ride.

anyhow any source on where Iran has threatend its neigbours?



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 11:12 AM
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anyhow any source on where Iran has threatend its neigbours?

(BRL searches frantically)

I'm not finding anything there must be some mistake...




posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 11:16 AM
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when Mehmanparast speaks, people listen.

on a serious note: that is one of the easiest explanations, but aren't they using fear to justify their nuclear program as well?

a pot head walks up to a kettle head and says...



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 11:34 AM
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Presstv is the mouthpiece of the Iranian regime. Are we to expect anything which does not support their anti-West propaganda and rhetoric?

All Presstv is doing is ranting and raving to keep up the illusion that they are some kind of “victim”. No mention that the reason why ME nations feel compelled to arm themselves is because of the destabilising influence Iran has. On the one hand they complain that other nations are rearming and on the other they are keen to show off all their new high tech kit and this is often reported on these very Boards (Russian missiles, Chinese jets, Russian torpedoes, new subs, helicopters, suicide vests for kids – you name it).

The fact is that many Middle Eastern (ME) nations have close defence ties with the West, notably the US, UK and France. In the complex political mess that is the ME the sale of arms is closely linked with political influence and affiliation.

The nations that traditionally buy from the West, such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Israel, Egypt etc. are balanced by those who buy from Russia and increasingly from China, such as Iran and Syria.

Regards



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