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Iran: Israel and U.S. are trying to provoke a regional war

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman says both countries are conspiring against Iran in an effort to 'destroy the Islamic Republic' and maintain U.S. hegemony in the area.

By Haaretz Service

June 8, 2011 | 4:45 pm

Iran blames Israel and the U.S. for trying to provoke a military conflict in the region, Israel Army radio reported on Wednesday. According to the report, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said that the two countries are conspiring against Iran.

“The Americans believe that the immediate result of a military conflict in the area will be saving the Zionist regime,” he said, adding that the U.S. and Israel are trying to “weaken the popular uprisings in the area, in order to stop the spread of Islam to their regional allies.”

“Obama wants to continue the Western hegemony in the Middle East and destroy the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he said.

On Monday, Iran announced it had sent submarines to the Red Sea. “Iranian military submarines entered the Red Sea waters with the goal of collecting information and identifying other countries’ combat vessels,” reported the semi-official news agency Fars.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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