Dec 11, 2017, 12:09 PM
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Zionist regime, source of regional tension: Iran senior cmdr

Tehran, Dec 11, IRNA – The Zionist regime of Israel is the 'source of tension' in the region, an Iranian senior military official said adding the occupying regime is part of the 'US colonial identity'.

World of arrogance is after disintegrating the regional countries in order to save the Zionist regime and make it secure, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said in a national conference underway in the Iranian capital on Monday.

The era of direct interference in the West Asia region by the US is over, General Salami said addressing the day-long conference on the big powers and the security in West Asia.

'Some regions like West Asia are the places which have witnessed many wars for the change in the equilibrium of power or the expansion of power.'

'West Asia is a strategic region and a key factor in providing security for the Zionist regime,' the IRGC commander added.

Top Iranian military officials including Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri, Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi and Chairman of the Majlis (Parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi are also attending the event.

The seminar is scheduled to discuss the role of US, Russia, China, European Union (EU) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the security of the West Asia region and the role of big powers in the region's future security.

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