Iran’s Accredited ambassador to Yangon Mohsen Pak Ayeen said that the US and certain European countries have mobilized dependent and opportunist media to foment unrests and intensify crisis in Myanmar in a bid to implement a regime change plan in that country. Pak Ayeen said that unrests in Myanmar which started by Buddhists’ protest against increased fuel prices could have been resolved through domestic and international reconciliatory measures.
“But the situation deteriorated due to the (negative) interference of the western countries,” he added.
The envoy further noted the interventionist statements made by the US ambassador to the UN that the time has arrived for a regime change in Myanmar, and said, “The United States and certain European countries stove to conduct unrests towards a regime change in Myanmar through mobilizing dependent and opportunist media and these measures intensified the crisis in that country.”
He also pointed to some documents disclosing intervention of the ‘US Foundation for National Aids to Democracy’ in Myanmar, and said that the US sought to achieve its political objectives through some so-called charity organizations and bodies, “including the Republicans’ International Institute which employed many experts from the US and several other countries to help opposition groups in Myanmar.”
Pak Ayeen reminded that several political activists in Myanmar have acknowledged that they had received financial aids from certain EU states.
He said that Washington and the EU intervened in Myanmar in an effort to increase their maneuvering power in dealing with the political and economic equations in the Far East and to push China and Russia into isolation in that strategic part of the world.
“Utilizing the recent domestic developments in Myanmar and under the pretext of defending the people of that country, the US and Britain used the UN Security Council to impose a fresh set of sanctions against Rangoon in a bid to exercise their old political intentions,” Pak Ayeen said.
He said economic sanctions against Myanmar inflicted heavy damage on the people of that country.
“Meantime, sanctions caused end of operation by many US and western companies followed by their replacement with Chinese companies, meaning that Americans themselves paved the way for China’s increased influence in that country,” he added.
The envoy further pointed to Iran-Myanmar age-old ties, and expressed hope that Yangon could resolve domestic differences through peaceful means and negotiations with the opposition.