TEHRAN, December 10 (Mehr News Agency) - General director of the Political and International Studies Office of Iranian Foreign Ministry Sayyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour pointed out that regarding Iran as a threat will negatively affect relations among regional nations, stressing that the United States should change its view on the relations between Iran and the Caucasus.

Sajjadpour said that the Caucasus requires no rapt attention and the international community should adopt a systematic look at this region.


The issue of the Caucasus is complex while at present a sea change of conditions has occurred and regional competition become prevalent.


He pointed to the U.S. influence on the international system in the Caucasus and said that power structure in the area has increased its reliance on this system.


Referring to the contradictory influences of international communities on the Caucasus, he continued, "Globalization and communalism are contradictory issues in the Caucasus and it should be admitted that globalization has had no influence in the economy of the Caucasus.


He pointed to the measures taken by the U.S. in the Caucasus, adding, "The U.S. claim which regards Iran as a threat has affected the status quo.”


He described Europe's stance toward the Caucasus as vague, referred to Russia's disinterest in military disputes, and protested against those who hold the Caucasus responsible for terrorism.







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