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17:40 | 2012-05-13

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Official Warns of Western Plots to Create Rift between Iran, Regional States

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast warned that the West has hatched plots to sow discord between Iran and other countries in the region, and called on the regional states to keep vigilant against such conspiracies.

"Creating a rift between Iran and the regional states is part of the agenda of the western countries," Mehman-Parast told FNA on Sunday.

He reiterated that Israel and its western advocates hatch such plots to undermine Iran's influential role in the region and the world since they know that if the same trend continues and the countries' dependence on the US and its allies is lessened, the Zionist regime will be faced with an impasse.

Mehman-Parast warned the officials of the regional states to keep vigilant not to fall into the trap of the Zionist regime.

In relevant remarks in April, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had also warned that the US and other western states plot to sow discord among the regional countries, and said the world's arrogant powers seek to wage a war in the region to increase arms sales.

Addressing a large crowd of the Iranian people in Bandar-e Jask in the Southern province of Hormozgan, President Ahmadinejad said the western countries aim to sow discord among the regional states in order to wage war and sell their weapons at high prices after that.

They also targeted domination of the eastern bloc, including Russia and China, by their military expedition into Afghanistan, said the president.

Their claims over ensuring security in Afghanistan are the downright lie, noted Iran's president.

The Iranian president added they settle military equipment in our region and claim that they have regional interests.