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News number: 8711061384

15:39 | 2009-01-25

Foriegn Policy

نسخه چاپي ارسال به دوستان

IRGC General Advises Obama to Change US Policy on Israel

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian commander called on Barack Obama to take his first step as the new US president with a change in US policy on Israel.



The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Mir-Faisal Baqerzadeh advised Obama on Saturday to distance himself from Tel-Aviv.

He also called for the US president's understanding of the consequences of Israeli actions in the Middle East region.

"American philosopher William James once said that 'the art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook'. Now, the time has come for the new US administration to overlook Israeli interests in its policies," said Baqerzadeh, press tv reported.

He added that the 44th US president cannot claim is able to bring significant change in the ways and means of Washington unless he ends the "biased White House approach" towards the Palestinians.

Although Obama has repeatedly promised to resolve the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he remained silent on the Israeli assault on Gaza and drew criticism, especially in the Muslim world.