Wrong policies lead to more regional wars: Iranian cmdr.
A senior Iranian Army commander has warned of new conflicts in the Middle East as a result of “the wrong policies” of certain countries in the region.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that the wrong strategies and expansionism of certain countries that deem themselves as the representatives of the international community not only will fail to help establish regional and global peace and stability, but their wrong policies will also ignite a new war in the region every day,” Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said in a Monday meeting with foreign military attachés in Tehran.
He also referred to the ongoing Saudi war on Yemen and said dialog and compromise are the sole way out of its current crisis.
General Pourdastan added that al-Qaeda terrorists and militants loyal to Yemen’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, attacked the country only because of its aspiration for peace and independence.
Iranian officials have on different occasions expressed their readiness to boost constructive cooperation with all countries, based on mutual respect to help resolve regional and international issues, he said.
The Iranian commander reiterated Tehran’s determination to do its utmost for peace and friendship in the region and across the world, noting, however, that some “so-called advocates of human rights” are not interested in that for “unknown reasons.”
Saudi Arabia launched its airstrikes against Yemen on March 26 – without a United Nations mandate – to restore power to the country’s fugitive former president, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.
A Yemeni man walks on along a damaged street following a raid by Saudi Arabia’s warplanes in southern Sana’a, on April 20, 2015.
According to reports, over 2,700 people, including women and children, have so far lost their lives in the attacks.
General Pourdastan further said that large swathes of West Asia are faced with conflicts as well as terrorism and extremism.
“Today, terrorism and extremism are a global issue and phenomena, which many countries that claim advocacy of human rights” have helped form, he added.
He further warned that all countries which had a role in creating terrorism and promoting Takfiri groups in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan plus in other Muslim nations, would be affected by the backlash of terror.