Chairman of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Wednesday that foreign interference, despotism, colonialism and extremism are the root-cause of bloody incidents in the Middle East region, IRNA reported.
Rafsanjani made the remarks in a meeting with the former Irish prime minister Bertie Ahern in Tehran.
Ireland is among victims of ideological disputes, said Rafsanjani.
ˈYour people much better understand the status of people in the Middle East region as they are acquainted with the pain of ideological differences and fratricide.ˈ
Rich natural resources, strategic geographical location have lured big powers to get fish in the troubled waters, Rafsanjani said.