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US imperial agenda is all about endless wars of agression: Analyst

Stephen Lendman

The United States and its allies in Irael and Saudi Arabia are seeking to destabilize the Middle East and will  reject Iran’s peace plan for the region, says an American author and radio host.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in New York on Monday to attend the UN General Assembly, where he plans to convey the message of Middle East peace to the world.

Before leaving for New York, Rouhani told reporters in Tehran that the peace initiative that he will soon unveil at the United Nations General Assembly is aimed at establishing long-term peace in the Persian Gulf, something he said is simply not achievable as long as outsiders are present.

Rouhani said his Hormuz Peace Initiative (HOPE) is designed to include all countries of the region and aims to expand cooperation beyond regional security.

“It’s a wonderful idea; it’s something that’s long overdue; it certainly has not existed in the region; at least nit in recent decades,” Stephen Lendman told Press TV.  

“The problem with the initiative will be that Western powers, led by the US .… will simply reject anything related to peace and stability in the region,” Lendman said.

“The US imperial agenda is all about endless wars of aggression against non-belligerent states,,” he added.

US President Donald Trump has threatened to tighten sanctions against Iran during his third address to the United Nations, accusing the Islamic Republic of “menacing behavior” in the Middle East.

"As long as Iran’s menacing behavior continues, sanctions will not be lifted. They will be tightened," Trump said Tuesday at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Trump repeated his baseless accusations against Iran’s civilian nuclear and ballistic missile programs, as well as Tehran’s support for the people in the war-ravaged countries of Syria and Yemen.

The US president also continued to criticize the 2015 nuclear agreement that he withdrew from last year.

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