News ID: 6076
Publish Date: 18 September 2011 - 22:42
British Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn believed that the era of Western domination and influence in the Middle East and North Africa was coming to an end following the Arab Spring uprisings.
“We had a series of corrupt regimes. We have now got a new uprising and a new sense of identity. This is not going to be a Western playground for much longer,” Corbyn told IRNA in an exclusive interview.

He suggested that the uprisings were effectively a continuation of Arab revolutions in the 1950s that were thwarted by the West’s intervention.


Corbyn, who has been an MP for 28 years, is a vice chairman of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, a member of the steering committee of Stop the War Coalition and a vigorous supporter of the Palestinian cause.


He cautioned that there was still a long way to go for the Arab Spring due to the external interference of Western forces trying to hijack the revolutions for freedom and justice.


“It is clearly the case in Egypt, it is clearly the case in Tunisia at the present time and clearly there is a lot of unfinished business in Libya. There is of course the issue of Bahrain and Yemen.”


“I do see the forces of those who wish to steal the natural resources of the region very active, very effective and very powerful. There is still a long way to go,” Corbyn said.



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