Iran’s top presidential advisor Mojtaba Samareh-Hashemi says the West has used the 9/11 event as a ploy to dominate the energy-laden Middle East, a report says.
“Although September 11 is a reality that took place, the subsequent events were hundreds of times of greater importance than the single episode,” IRNA reported the senior adviser to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying on Monday.
“The occupation of Afghanistan and then Iraq under the pretext of fighting terrorism was among the events that left hundreds of thousands of people dead. The infrastructure of these countries was ruined and more narcotics is being produced in Afghanista,” Samareh-Hashemi noted.
He further explained that the West has thus remained in the Mideast in order to gain control of the region’s strategic energy supplies and “keep an eye on Iran which they consider as a serious threat.”
The presidential adviser also said that “not only do people in the region show disfavor with the current situation but nations in the West also oppose the old colonialist world order.”
He also made reference to Iran’s assistance to other countries and pointed out that the West has a “united front against Muslim nations. Therefore we need to stand united against them or we will be relegated to a lower position.”