Larijani says Caucasus war showed U.S. power diminishing

September 25, 2008 - 0:0

TEHRAN – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Wednesday that Russia’s strong actions in its recent conflict with Georgia shows that the United States has lost its power.

“We are in a time when there is no dominant polar in the world anymore and the players in the international arena are trying to find a place in the international system based on their capabilities,” Larijani said at the opening of the new academic year at Iran’s National Defense University.
At this juncture, the Americans have become ‘confused’ toward most issues, he added.
According to former U.S. national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski the U.S. foreign policy has been suffering from a lack of coordination in recent years and this has created a ‘confused situation’ for Washington, Larijani added.
“The U.S. foreign policy has been destroying itself as the U.S. officials had good opportunities in Iraq and Afghanistan but, they turned these opportunities against themselves,” he said.
Polls at the time of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq showed that almost half of the Iraqi people believed the U.S. attacked Iraq to bring democracy and freedom, but the recent polls show that only three percent of Iraqis hold that view, he noted.