Iran calls for independent intl. movement
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for the formation of an independent international movement to resolve global problems through dialogue, Press TV reported.
In a Monday phone conversation, Ahmadinejad and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stressed the importance of international cooperation to establish peace and security in the world.
"They (the Americans) used September 11 as a pretext and with the aim of plundering the resources of regional countries and dominating them, they attacked [the region] but failed [in achieving their objectives]," Ahmadinejad said.
The Iranian president said the US would once again fail because of the vigilance and unity of independent and freedom-seeking countries, adding that "imperialism and its European allies have no chance."
Referring to the situation in Libya, Ahmadinejad said, "We are against the interference of the US and NATO in the affairs of other countries, and we believe that the continuation of the existing situation in Libya only serves the West's interests."
Ahmadinejad described relations between Iran and Venezuela as strategic and said the Islamic Republic sought to expand bilateral ties based on the progress and welfare of the two nations.
US, British, French, Canadian, Danish and Belgian warplanes have launched strikes on Libya since March 19 under UN Security Council Resolution 1973 that authorized "all necessary measures" to protect civilians.
This is while Libyan revolutionaries and forces loyal to the North African country's embattled leader Muammar Gaddafi are still at war.