Last Updated: Sun Dec 12, 2010 13:06 pm (KSA) 10:06 am (GMT)

Iran’s "vulnerability" exposed by WikiLeaks: Mousavi

"With these policies we do not have a real ally among our neighbors," Mousavi said
"With these policies we do not have a real ally among our neighbors," Mousavi said

Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi said Wikileaks has exposed the Islamic regime's "vulnerability" due to its government's policies which have left Tehran without allies in the Gulf.

U.S. diplomatic memos released by whistleblowing website WikiLeaks have unveiled calls by Arab leaders in the Gulf for the destruction of Tehran's nuclear program as well as fear that a regional conflict is inevitable.

"Some of these documents clearly show our vulnerable situation in the region, a situation fuelled by adventurism," Mousavi said in comments published on opposition website Qalamsabz on Saturday.

 They have ignored forming constructive ties with regional countries, and with these policies we do not have a real ally among our neighbors 
Mir Hossein Mousavi

Mousavi accused the government of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of "inciting fear, of an extremely weak diplomacy and excessive displays of military power" in the region.

"They have ignored forming constructive ties with regional countries, and with these policies we do not have a real ally among our neighbors," Mousavi said.

Ahmadinejad has laughed off the documents as "worthless" and insisted Tehran's ties with its Arab neighbors would not be affected.

"Regional countries are all friends with each other. Such mischief will have no impact on the relations of countries," the Iranian president said.

"Some part of the American government produced these documents," he said. "We don't think this information was leaked. We think it was organized to be released on a regular basis and they are pursuing political goals," he added.

According to the leaked memos, Arab leaders in the Gulf have pressed the United States to halt Iran's nuclear program.

Iran's foreign minister told a conference on Middle East security on Saturday that Iran will never use force against its Muslim neighbors.

Mousavi, who was Iran's prime minister during the 1980 to 1988 war against Iraq, ran against Ahmadinejad in the June 2009 presidential election and charged the poll was massively rigged to keep the hardliner in power.

Along with fellow opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, he has since led an anti-government campaign.

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