Iranian MP: US, Israel trying to steer ME events
"The shift of power in the Middle East will be to the benefit of freedom-seeking nations of the region for the establishment of popular governments," told iBoroujerdi n the meeting with Venezuelan Ambassador to Iran David Velasquez Caraballo.
Commenting on the Western pressure on Iran and other revolutionary countries, Boroujerdi said, "Independent and revolutionary states need to foil the plots of imperialism, including the United States, by taking common positions."
The senior Iranian politician made the comments regarding the recent revolutions and pro-democracy movements in the Middle East and North African regions.
Protest actions in the Libyan provinces demanding Gaddafi's resignation and all senior officials have been continuing since Feb. 15. The country's authorities suppressed the demonstration.
During the suppression of mass demonstrations in the Libyan city of Benghazi, 500 people were killed, while more than 1,000 people were injured. Officially, authorities confirm the deaths of only 84 people.
The impetus for the demonstrations in Libya was the development in the neighboring Arab countries. Demonstrations and rallies led to a power change in Egypt and Tunisia.
The Iranian legislator also pointed out that Tehran would spare no efforts to enhance mutual relations with Caracas and protect the interests of the two friendly nations.
For his part, the Venezuelan envoy stressed the need for Tehran and Caracas to seize the 'ample opportunities' that could further develop their bilateral political, economic and trade relations.
"The exchange of political and parliamentary delegations between Venezuela and the Islamic Republic can play a positive role in promoting the level of mutual relations of the two countries," Caraballo concluded.