Fulfilling public demands would increase governments’ authority

April 26, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson says that taking measure necessary to fulfill the legitimate demands of the people will increase the authority of the governments of the crisis-hit countries.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that the demands of the people should be met, and using violence against the people should be avoided,” Ramin Mehmanparast told IRNA on Monday.
“The fulfillment of popular demands would prevent the presence of extra-regional occupiers in the region,” he stated.
Violent suppression of popular uprisings and foreign military intervention in the region, will further complicate the issues, Mehmanparast said.
He also noted that cracking down on the people and not paying attention to their demands would not benefit regional security and stability.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Mehmanparast said that the Zionist regime and the United States are seeking to reap their own benefits in the region.
So the establishment of close cooperative relations between regional states should be put on the agenda, he added.
Mehmanparast also warned that discord among the people of regional countries would only serve the interests of the Zionist regime.
The official said U.S. and Israeli officials are accusing other states of interfering in the affairs of regional countries.
“They think they can stop the popular movements through using this method.”
“Iran is committed to the principle of not meddling in the internal affairs of other countries,” he said.
“Iran respects national sovereignty of other states.”