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Iran: US losing regional allies

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says the US is losing its regional allies following this year’s popular uprisings and revolutions across the Middle East and North Africa.

The fall of dictator in the Middle East and Africa means a loss of a foothold for the US and Israel, Mehmanparast said at a Tuesday academic conference on Islamic Awaking in the Iranian capital city, Tehran.

“The Americans are bewildered and confused in their decisions and behavior in the face of the regional revolutions,” the Iranian top diplomat added.

Mehmanparast pointed to the recent US allegations of Tehran’s involvement in a terror plot to assassinate the Saudi envoy and argued that such efforts are aimed at deflecting the public opinion from the wave of popular uprisings in the region.

Early in October, the US Justice Department accused Iran of orchestrating a plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Washington Abdel al-Jubeir, with the help of a suspected member of a Mexican drug cartel, Mansour Arabsiar.

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman noted that the latest opinion polls in the US indicate that 67 percent of the American public will not accept the new Washington-fabricated scenario.

Mehmanparast envisaged the emergence of more independent and democratic countries in near future and voiced Iran’s support for sovereignty and freedom of those nations.

Since early 2011, three revolutions have led to regime changes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. Other popular uprisings have hit Yemen, Bahrain and the wave is spreading through other Arab countries.

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