Wikileaks exposed Iran's weak foreign policies, says opposition
One of the most significant cables showed that not only Israel was in favor of a military attack to stop Tehran's nuclear program, but also Muslim countries such Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
An Iranian opposition leader said in an interview Sunday that recent U.S. cables released by Wikileaks disclose President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's weak foreign policies and Iran's isolation, even among its neighbors.
"The (Wikileaks) documents disclosed the government's weak foreign policies and the impacts such adventurous policies could have," Mir- Hossein Mousaavi, the leader of Iran's Green Movement, told the opposition website Qalam'e Sabz (Green Pen).
One of the most significant Wikileaks disclosures about Iran was that not only arch-foe Israel was in favor of a military attack against the Islamic state for halting its nuclear program, but also Muslim countries such Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad termed the WikiLeaks documents as worthless and without any legal basis, saying that the documents followed certain political aims and had therefore no impact on Iran's relations with any states.
But Moussavi had a different take.
"The documents showed Iran has not even one real ally in its own neighborhood," Moussavi said.
The former Iranian prime minister, who lost to Ahmadinejad in last year's presidential election, said that the president's "individual shows, political hallucinations and unbalanced remarks" have made Iran vulnerable even in its own region.
Moussavi and other opposition leaders still accuse the government of fraud in the presidential election and have not yet acknowledged Ahmadinejad's re-election.
The opposition further says that Ahmadinejad's foreign policies, including his uncompromising stance in an ongoing dispute about Iran's right to a nuclear program with the world powers and his boisterous rhetoric on global issues, would eventually push Iran into total international isolation.
Ahmadinejad and his government, in return, accuse Moussavi and the opposition to be political mercenaries of the West and sabotaging the country's political and economic progress.