Stop Fundamentalism, January 03 – Ali Akbar Velayati, IranÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s former foreign minister and council to the supreme leader, praised Nuri Al-Maliki, for the execution of IraqÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s former president Saddam Hussein,Wednsday.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Firmness on behalf of the government forced the Americans to give in to Iraqi demands and execute Saddam,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said and while referring to a television broadcast of MalikiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s signing of the execution papers, he continued, Ã¢â‚¬Å“We see that President Maliki with complete firmness, signs the papers in front of the cameras. This shows his self confidence.Ã¢â‚¬Â
After these remarks Velayati continued threatening the countries in the region and said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our Arab friends in the region should know and should stop their defiance. Defiance that will bring them no benefit, but will bring disorder to everywhere.Ã¢â‚¬Â Demanding the countries in the region to accept MullahÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Hegemony in the Middle East, he added, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Middle East is like a big ship, if it is drowned, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll all be hurt. They have to accept reality.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Besides the United States, Iran is the only country that has officially supported the execution of Saddam Hussein.