Pakistan believes US wants to grab Iraq's natural resources

Nov 26, 2002 01:00 AM

Pakistan's senior politician and former minister, Sardar Yaqoob Nasir said that the US prime aim of possibly attacking Iraq would be to take control of its rich oil resources. He said the US wants to grab Iraq's natural resources under the cover of removing President Saddam Hussein and destroying its weapons of mass destruction.
The US, he further said, has similar designs against other states in the region, that is, to grab their natural resources. The probable attack on Iraq, he pointed out, will be a step towards realization of its sinister designs in the region.

Sardar Yaqoob, who is also member of the Pakistan Parliament, responding to a question, said that the US has always been following double standards as far as its policies toward the Muslim countries are concerned. Side by side and moving the military arsenal towards the Middle Eastern region to target Iraq, Sardar Yaqoob said the US had provided a huge quantity of arms and ammunition to Israel, being an open enemy of Islamic states.
He went on to say that in addition to taking control of the petroleum resources in the Persian Gulf, the US was also fast moving to grab the oil and gas reserves in the Central Asian republics.

To a question about the presence of US forces in Pakistan, he said that the people of Pakistan have strongly resisted the presence of US forces, and the success of the six-party Islamists' alliance in the recent general election in Pakistan was a manifestation of their hatred towards US policies.

Source: Neftegaz.RU
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