Leader's Advisor: Neocolonialism Uses Culture, Propaganda to Achieve Goals http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9007040144
Supreme Leader's top advisor for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati warned the world Muslims that enemies have hatched plots to achieve their neocolonialist goals through cultural invasion and propaganda. Neocolonialism has invaded the Muslim countries with "cultural and propaganda" tools to keep its position in these states, and as a result Muslims are still under "the ominous shadow of colonialism", Velayati said, addressing the fifth General Assembly meeting of the Union of Islamic Radios and TVs here in Tehran on Monday. He reiterated that the colonialist powers use hi-tech mass media to promote and achieve their goals.
In similar remarks earlier, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had also cautioned that neocolonialist powers are seeking to sow discord among nations in a bid to undermine relations among countries and continue their hegemonic policies throughout the world. Addressing a meeting with an Afghan parliamentary delegation here in Tehran in July, Ahmadinejad lauded the close ties between Tehran and Kabul, and stated, "Today neocolonialists and enemies of the two nations are after weakening these relations and making them fragile, because they know in order to exert their hegemony over the world they need to have full control over the Middle-East."
"The neocolonialists today, who are the same slave keepers of the past that looted the wealth of the world nations for hundreds of years and the signs of their looting are still visible. Today, too, they are interested in ruling over the entire world, and exerting their hegemony over the entire world nations, so that they could still keep on looting their resources and wealth." Ahmadinejad pointed out that the accumulated wealth in some western countries is the result of looting the resources and wealth of other nations.