Lawmaker Stresses Failure of US Middle-East Plan

TEHRAN (FNA)- A member of the Iranian parliament underlined the Islamic nature of the recent popular uprisings in the region, and added that the US has failed to implement its Greater Middle-East Plan.

"US and Israeli attempts to change the title of the Islamic Awakening to Arab Spring or Arab Uprising are helpless," Gholamreza Asadollahi said on Tuesday, stressing that regional uprisings are inspired by Islam.
He stated that the US administration has in recent years initiated extensive efforts to change the shape and nature of the Middle-East through its Greater Middle-East plan but failed to achieve its desired results.
"The US is melting down in the Middle-East and an Islamic Middle-East is taking shape instead of the American Middle-East dreamed by the US," he noted.
Since the beginning of 2011, the Muslim world has witnessed popular uprisings and revolutions similar to what happened in Iran in 1979. Tunisia saw the overthrow of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in a popular revolution in January, which was soon followed by a revolution which toppled Hosni Mubarak in Egypt in February.
Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Yemen have since been the scene of protests against their totalitarian rulers, who have resorted to brutal crackdown on demonstrations to silence their critics.
Bahrain and Yemen, however, have experienced the deadliest clashes, while in Libya people have embraced victory. In Bahrain the military intervention of the Saudi-led forces from the neighboring Arab states has further fueled the crisis in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.