US Has No Choice but to Coexist with Iran, CIA Director Said in 2007
- October, 25, 2015 - 15:14
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran “will be a major player on the world stage in the decades ahead” and the US has no choice but to “find a way to coexist” with the Islamic Republic, said CIA Director John Brennan in 2007, the WikiLeaks has revealed.
According to a new revelation which the WikiLeaks posted Wednesday on its Twitter account, the organization claimed it had obtained a new document from an email account belonging to Brennan.
"We have obtained the contents of CIA Chief John Brennan's email account and will be releasing it shortly," it said.
In the document that the WikiLeaks released its full text recently, Brennan wrote, “Iran will be a major player on the world stage in the decades ahead, and its actions and behavior will have a major and enduring impact on near- and long-term US interests on a wide variety of regional and global issues. With a population of over 70 million, xx percent of the world’s proven oil reserves, a geostrategic location of tremendous (enviable?) significance, and a demonstrated potential to develop a nuclear-weapons program, the United States has no choice but to find a way to coexist—and to come to terms—with whatever government holds power in Tehran.”
“The Iranian regime’s current worldview and actions are shaped significantly by Iran’s ancient history, its Persian and Shiite Islamic essence, and developments of the past half century... . The Persian identity was further molded more than a millennium later, when Shiite Islam established deep roots in the region,” he further said in the document, which dates back to November 18, 2007.
Brennan also referred to the “CIA-engineered” coup d’état against the democratically-elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosadeq in 1953, “which allowed the pro-US Shah to return to power and rule with an iron hand for the next 25 years.”
According to reports, the hack of Brennan’s account was claimed by an American pro-Palestinian teen earlier.