Syria Strikes, Sign of Political Bankruptcy Of U.S., Allies
TEHRAN (PressTV) - A senior Iranian official says the recent U.S.-led missile attack against Syria proved the political bankruptcy of Washington and its allies.
The strikes against Syria were carried out under a pretext similar to that used by former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, which led to Washington’s invasion of Iraq in 2003, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, told reporters.
During his presentation to the United Nations Security Council in February 2003, Powell claimed that Iraq might have tried to buy uranium from Niger in order to use it for non-peaceful purposes; however, after two years, it was proved that his documents were fake, Salehi added.
He noted that false U.S. claims have made people all over the world vigilant and made them familiar with the “real nature of the aggressive countries.”