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US aiming to sabotage Pak's nuke facilities to dominate country: Ahmadinejad

June 8, 2011 - Tehran

The United States plans to sabotage Pakistan's nuclear facilities in a bid to weaken its government and gain dominance over the country, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said.

"We have accurate information that in order to gain dominance over Pakistan and weaken the country's government and nation, the Americans want to sabotage Pakistan's nuclear facilities and pave the way for the US' extended presence and the weakening of the national governing of the people through the lever of the [United Nations] Security Council and some international organisations," Press TV quoted Ahmadinejad, as saying during a press conference.

The Iranian President's comments about Pakistan's N-facilities came almost two weeks after NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen expressed concern over the security of Pakistan's nuclear weapons following last month's Taliban attack on Karachi's Mehran Naval Station.

"Based on the information and intelligence we have, I feel confident that Pakistan"s nuclear Arsenal is safe and well protected. But of course, it is a matter of concern and we follow the situation closely," Rasmussen was quoted as saying last month.

During the conference, the Iranian president said that colonialists used the 9/11 attacks as a pretext to launch their largest military invasion on the [Middle East] region in order to "save from destruction the ailing economy of themselves and the Zionist regime (Israel) as the main base of ultra-modern colonialism."

Ahmadinejad also said that Washington is planning to gain popularity in the Middle East by pretending to support the people of Bahrain.

The Americans, who have themselves given the carte blanche to confront the people in Bahrain, now want to act as supporters of the Bahraini people and pressure the ruler of this country to make concessions and restore parts of the rights of the people and put an end to the story, Ahmadinejad said.

Through that, the US wants to gain popularity among the nations of the region and show themselves as supporters of the rights of the people, he added.

Ahmadinejad noted that the problem of Bahrain is not between the people and the government, but the US military base is the problem.

"If the people of Bahrain are under pressure today, or if the Bahraini government has to stand against the people of the country to defend the US base," he added.


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