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'International community should support Iran'

He said that Iran was an independent country and had every right to look after its own needs.

india Updated: Feb 17, 2006 20:28 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has appealed to the world community to be on Iran's side so that the so-called super power hegemony does not set its foot in the region of peace.

"I appeal to all peaceful nations of the world to be on the side of Iran in this hour of need so that the super power hegemony is not allowed to set its foot in the region of peace," Abdullah said in a statement on Friday.

He alleged that oil prices have risen tremendously after America's intervention in Iraq, and the economy of the entire belt will be hit and masses will lose purchasing power if Iran's sovereignty is harmed.

He said that Iran as an independent country had every right to build up its economy and nuclear capability for peaceful purposes. The country is rich in mineral wealth and has every right to look into its own needs.

First Published: Feb 17, 2006 20:28 IST