Tehran: The UN-sanctioned industrial
wing of Iran`s elite Revolutionary Guards offered today to
help end the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, saying the
disaster had become a "shame" for the United States.
Brigadier General Rostam Qasemi, who heads the Guards`
industrial wing Khatam al-Anbiya, said on Guards website
Sepahnews.com that his organisation could consider sending its
experts for ending the two-month old oil spill.
"This is a shame and a disgrace for America, Britain
and those who think they are the cradle of technology and
superpowers in the world`s industrial and economic fields,"
said Qasemi who himself is a target of US sanctions.
"Two months after the oil rig was destroyed, they
are unable to contain the oil spill. It is a mark of crisis
for Western technology and the arrogant experts from American
and British companies have reached a dead end."
He said Khatam al-Anbiya can send its experts to
end the crisis if asked, boasting that "three decades of
sanctions has led (the Guards) to acquiring the capability" to
fight such disasters.
"They can ask and after due consideration, we will
send experts from Khatam al-Anbiya to end the major crisis and
put an end to the environmental disaster," Qasemi said.
"Despite the recent sanctions, the Guards will
embark on its humane mission and take its exclusive and
indigenous ability to the Gulf of Mexico."
Last month Iranian state firm National Iranian
Drilling Company had also offered to help curb the massive oil