Global Research, November 17, 2007
Press TV - 2007-11-16
Malaysia's former Premier Mahathir Mohamad slams nations trying to wage war on Iran, saying they want to get control of its oil resources.
Despite the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report that there is no evidence of Iran embarking on any nuclear weapons program, these countries claim otherwise, seeking an excuse for war, he said Friday according to Bernama.
"They lied regarding the weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq. Clearly, they are lying now. Once again they want an excuse for going against another oil-rich country which is also a Muslim country."
"Israel has now called for the dismissal of (IAEA chief Mohamed) ElBaradei for reporting the truth about the current state of affairs in Iran. Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown has issued a statement that Britain would support and lead in the war against Iran.
"(US) President (George W.) Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney are equally, if not more, belligerent in calling for war against Iran," Mahathir said in a statement.