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Oman: Western hegemony ‘huge blunder’‎

Posted by seumasach on November 9, 2010


9th November, 2010

Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah has lashed out at big powers over their hegemonic approach in the region and the world, calling it a blatant error.

“Big powers intend to impose their administration on the world and try to establish their own dominance over the region and the globe by causing discord and resorting to violent ways. This is a blatant mistake,” IRNA quoted Alawi as saying in a meeting with Head of Iran’s Parliamentary (Majlis) Committee on Culture Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel in Tehran on Tuesday.

The top Omani diplomat slammed policies pursued by big powers in the region and said they seek to sow discord among regional countries.

The Omani minister praised consolidated relations between Tehran and Muscat and stressed the importance of promoting bilateral cooperation to counter foreign forces and resolve ongoing crises in the region.

Haddad-Adel, in turn, stated that coexistence and constructive exchanges between Iran and Oman can be regarded as an appropriate model for other countries in the region.

He praised Oman’s positive efforts to echo Iran’s peaceful and human intentions to the world and added that Iran plays a fundamental role in restoring security and stability in the Persian Gulf and the entire region.

The senior Iranian lawmaker reiterated that the Islamic Republic’s “unique and undeniable” influence in regional countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon would serve the interests of all countries.

The Omani foreign minister is in Tehran to participate in the 9th ministerial meeting of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), opened on Monday.

Established in 2002, the ACD is a continent-wide forum that aims to consolidate Asian strengths and help integrate other regional cooperation organizations.

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