Sunday, January 13, 2008

Iran: Persian Gulf scenario made US laughingstock

Sat, 12 Jan 2008 21:36:47

"The US' ridiculous charade in the Strait of Hormuz was a provocative act; hawkish White House officials wanted to test public opinion with their bogus scenario," Brigadier General Seyyed Masoud Jazayeri, the Deputy Head of the Armed Forces Headquarters said Saturday in a statement.

The statement, a copy of which was obtained by Press TV, added that the unsuccessful propaganda war against Iran has made the US a laughingstock.

It said the move by the US indicated that the White House is run by warmongering neoconservatives.

The Iranian commander went on to say that public opinion considers the fake footage of the incident released by the Pentagon as 'a joke'.

He called on Washington to withdraw its fleet from the region, saying the presence of the US in the Persian Gulf destabilizes the Middle East.

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