EC Secretary: Southwestern Asia Witnessing New Geopolitical Structure
TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council Mohsen Rezayee said that the Southwestern Asian region is witnessing a change in power structure and a new geopolitical structure is being shaped around Iran.
"A new geopolitical region in Southwest Asia is emerging based on which the international power structure will be changed," Rezayee said in a conference in Iran's Northwestern city of Tabriz, and stated that the new structure will replace the Middle-East in the world geopolitics.
"The region plays a key role in the present century; it is being shaped around the axis of Iran and it will play a vital role in the future of the world," he said, and pointed to the energy reserves in the Persian Gulf, Caspian Sea littoral states and the Central Asia.
Meantime, Rezayee said that the US is, meantime, trying to shape this region (to its own benefit) by making an instrumental use of democracy in a bid to "safeguard its own illegitimate interests and Israel's security" and to dominate the (other) world powers, revolutionary Islam, Iran and energy.
Analysts believe that the recent popular uprisings in the Middle-East and North Africa will definitely lead to major geopolitical changes in the region as they will boost regional convergence with the Islamic Republic.