Iranian MP: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Failed to Establish Friendly Ties with Gulf Arab States
Over the past few years, Iran lost its former position and popularity between the governments of Persian Gulf Arab states. The ex-President Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani had managed to establish friendly and positive relations with Arab states such as Qatar, Emirates and Saudi Arabia. But Mahmoud Ahmadinejad failed to improve the ties with Arab states of the Middle East region.
Chairman of Iran Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Saturday that the political interactions of Iran with other countries under Ahmadinejad were not based on right principles and doctrines.
“One of the main strength points of Mahmoud Ahmadienjad’s government was establishing super-friendly ties with South American states. The countries located in that region are mainly influenced by the policies of U.S. government, but Ahmadinejad was completely successful in breaking the dominance of U.S. government.” Alaeddin Boroujerdi remarked in an interview with state television channel on Saturday.
Under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian government founded Hispan TV, as the only Spanish news channel broadcasting live from the Middle East region. Accordingly, the channel has succeeded to attract viewers and audiences.
“On the other side, unfortunately Ahmadinejad failed to pursue a working policy with regard to the ties and relations with neighboring and Persian Gulf Arab states. Although Iran presided NAM movement, the country was unsuccessful in improving the ties with the members of this movement.” Alaeddin Boroujerdi declared Iran’s failure in this regard.
The Iranian MP says Islamic Republic of Iran still has massive potentials to improve its relations with other countries. “In future, we can change the conditions by pursuing better foreign policies. I kindly ask the next president of Iran to recruit more experienced and knowledgeable political counselors and analysts.” Alaeddin Boroujerdi concluded.