Azerbaijan, Baku, 14 January / corr Trend D.Khatinoglu, R.Hafizoglu / "French President Nicola Sarkozy's visit to the Persian Gulf countries is directed at the establishment of an Arab Coalition against Iran," Hosein Lajevardi, a French expert said.
The political experts have held different opinions on the establishment of Anti-Iran Coalition of Arab Countries.
President Sarkozy will pay a visit to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. In his interview for Saudi Daily Al-Hayat, Sarkozy stated his intention to stop Iranian nuclear plans, achieve the conduct of presidential elections in Lebanon and sell a nuclear reactor to the United Arab Emirates.
Lajevardi said in a telephone interview from Paris on 15 January that Sarkozy will pursue both internal and external objectives from this visit. One of the reasons of the visit is the economic failure of Sarkozy's Government in France. " Paris under the pretext of Iranian threat intends to sell to Arab countries the nuclear reactors and weapons and by this way to fulfill the empty reserve funds," Lajevardi said. According to Lajeverdi, Sarkozy's visit pursues the same target as the US President's tour of the Near East countries and each of them pursues private and national interests.
Salim al-Zuheyri, another political expert, the Director of Al-Sharg-al Arabi, said that the construction of nuclear stations in the Persian Gulf countries does not mean France's privilege to these countries. Every country can purchase nuclear reactors for peace purposes, Al-Suheyri said in a telephone interview from London.
"As to the Persian Gulf countries which faced the problem of a reduction in oil reserves, their wish to purchase nuclear reactors is natural. The reactors built here will be used for peace purposes," the expert said.
Zuheyri said that Iran's project to enrich uranium increased the tension in the region. "The use of nuclear reactors not used for peace, but for military purposes, could engage the region in more crises," the expert said.
On 15 January Sarkozy will conclude an agreement for the sale of a nuclear reactor with the United Arab Emirates, the French press reported.