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‘No peace in ME with dependent rulers’

A senior Iranian military official says the Middle East nations will never see peace so long as their heads of states remain dependent on foreign powers.

Brigadier General Yahya Rahim-Safavi, senior military adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on Friday that the region is currently at a sensitive and complicated juncture and passing a “dangerous turn.”

“With the region possessing vast oil and gas resources, the enemies will never take their eyes off [the Middle East],” IRNA quoted Rahim-Safavi as saying.

He added that the enemies of the Islamic Republic seek to prevent the replication of the Iranian revolution in other regional countries, “But the will of God and regional nations has shown otherwise.”

Since January, revolutions have swept through the Middle East and North Africa unseating dictators such as the Tunisian Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the Egyptian Hosni Mubarak and the Libyan Muammar Gaddafi.

Despite violent crackdowns, countries such as Yemen and Bahrain are also currently engaged in massive near-daily demonstrations against their despotic US-backed rulers.

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