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UK behind ME disintegration plots

An Iranian lawmaker says plots to disintegrate the Middle East stem from London’s policy of preventing regional nations from achieving “ambitious goals.”

“Disintegration schemes in the Middle East are rooted in Britain’s policies,” Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, a member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, told IRNA on Tuesday.

In reaction to a plan to separate parts of the Jordanian territory to establish an independent Palestinian state, the Iranian lawmaker said the West seeks to divide the Middle East into very small countries.

“Britain is following a policy of ‘mosaic geography’ concerning regional countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq and others. Their aim is to divide the Middle East into very small countries, so that they would not be able to pursue any ambitious objectives other than economic and trade goals,” he said.

He said the “New Middle East Plan” proposed by Washington has a two-pronged objective.

In the strategic dimension, the US seeks to secure the interests of the Zionist regime [of Israel],” the legislator underscored.

“The other dimension of this plan is to build democracy. They aim to regulate and change the political systems in the Middle Eastern countries to establish the kind of democracy they desire,” he said.

Falahatpisheh said the US favors a secular democracy with no regard for religion.

The current developments in the Middle East will be implausible without taking religious beliefs and Islam into account,” he added.

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