Iranian ambassador to Lebanon Ghadanfar Rukun Abadi hailed the Palestinian reconciliation deal and reiterated that Palestinians had one and only one enemy which is the Israeli enemy, stressing that unity is a must to face its malicious schemes.
Speaking during an exclusive interview with Al-Manar website, Abadi stressed that the incidents taking place in Syria cannot be classified as a revolution similar to other revolutions in the region. He said that conspiracies against Syria have failed thanks to the wisdom and expertise of President Bashar Assad, who’s still supported by more than 95% of the Syrian people.
While renewing his country’s support for the Bahraini people’s demands and refusal to the violence used by the regime against them, he stressed that time has come for Americans to leave the region.
IRAN HAILS PALESTINIAN RECONCILIATION
Abadi hailed the Palestinian reconciliation deal signed between Palestinian rival factions, mainly Hamas and Fatah. He was speaking to Al-Manar website as major Palestinian factions signed a reconciliation deal in Cairo which is intended to repair ties between Hamas and Fatah and end a bitter divide following a recent agreement to form a unity government.
“We were delighted to hear the Palestinian reconciliation news. The Islamic Republic of Iran always calls on all Palestinian factions and groups for understanding, unity, solidarity, cohesion and agreement as they have only one enemy which is the Zionist entity, occupying the Palestinian land,” Abadi said when asked about his country’s reaction to the reconciliation developments.
The Iranian ambassador reiterated that his country encourages all sides to go ahead with the reconciliation steps. “Circumstances became very sensitive and Palestinians should perceive the accuracy of the stage. Palestinian resistance factions, intellectuals, civil groups must unite to achieve the final and complete victory, which became very imminent,” he pointed out. “Palestinians should stay in alert to face any Israeli potential malicious schemes,” he added.
Abadi said that the Israeli enemy was passing through a confused and anxious situation, as proven by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who didn’t hesitate to call on Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas to cancel the deal and go the negotiation table in order to accomplish the so-called peace. He concluded that the Zionist enemy was feeling a huge threat and seeking any tool to compensate its losses, especially after the fall of the Egyptian regime of President Hosni Mubarak, which was believed to be its security’s strong protector.
SYRIA OVETHREW CONSPIRACIES
Turning to the developments in Syria amid the dangerous conspiracy targeting Iran’s main ally in the region, Ambassador Rukun Abadi distinguished between what’s happening in Syria and other country. “Syria’s situation is completely different as it is not possible to say that what’s taking place in Syria is a revolution that resembles other revolutions throughout the region,” he explained. “Yes, there are right demands. However, some forces, the United States, Israeli and the so-called Syrian opposition, exploited the international and regional developments to achieve a political goal which is separating Syria from Iran and therefore, from the Resistance in Lebanon.”
For any revolution to succeed, two conditions must be met, he said. “First, there should be a contradiction between the people and the ruling regime. Second, the people’s conditions must be extremely difficult. In Syria, no condition was met as less than 5% of the Syrian nation opposes the regime whereas 95% back the regime and support President Bashar Assad.”
The Iranian ambassador said that the political stance of the regime in Syria is the same as the popular political stance, in reference to the positions of support to the Resistance and the Palestinian cause. He added that the economic situation in Syria is not bad as some seek to portray it.
Yet, he expressed belief that the conspiracies against Syria failed in achieving their goals and getting rid of the Syrian leadership and nation. “Syria exceeded the danger zone and calm will be restored very seen, thanks to the expertise and wisdom of President Bashar Assad in dealing with the crisis through a rational manner,” he said.
IRAN BACKS BAHRAINI PEOPLE
Asked about the situation in Bahrain where the ruling regime is continuing its inhumane measures against the opposition, the Iranian ambassador said that his country backs all rightful demands of the nations all over the world, including the Bahraini people. “It is not possible that Iran backs all nations demanding their rights and forgets the Bahraini people,” he said. “However, the Zionist-American scheme is seeking to create sectarian sedition from the Bahraini gateway,” he highlighted.
Abadi said that the Iranian leadership is rationally dealing with the developments in Bahrain and would overthrow the plot drawn for the region. “Iran backs the Bahraini people for human reasons, not sectarian ones as some forces seek to claim. But Iran will not abandon the Bahraini people, as it would continue supporting them through all means in all international and regional meetings and conferences.”
He stressed that Iran calls for peaceful solutions to all problems and urges the Bahraini authorities to open peaceful and logical dialogue with the protesters who’re demanding their basic rights. “The Bahraini government should listen to the people’s demands and not resort to violence, oppression and detention in an attempt to put an end to the peaceful protests.”
AMERICANS SHOULD LEAVE REGION
The Iranian-Egyptian ties were also tackled during the interview with the Iranian ambassador who pointed out that today’s Egypt is not the same as Egypt under President Hosni Mubarak. “Egypt is witnessing a shift in its political stances towards just causes at the international and regional levels,” he said.
Abadi stressed that consolidating ties between Egypt and Iran was possible, given the changes in relation with the Egyptian government’s stances of the Palestinian cause.
To conclude, Abadi said that Americans must leave the region following the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. “The American main theory in Afghanistan is facing terrorism. It has always said that bin Laden comes at the top of terrorism. Now that they have killed him, they should leave the region.”