Iran’s response to US ‘act of war’ allegations

Posted on October 12, 2011

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The most interesting comment to come out of the US regarding the alleged foiled terrorist attack “conceived, funded and directed from Iran” in my opinion was that of Hillary Clinton:

“The idea that they would attempt to go to a Mexican drug cartel to solicit murder-for-hire to kill the Saudi ambassador, nobody could make that up, right?”

No, that doesn’t sound like she’s trying to convince herself at all.

Needless to say this has been brewing for a while – as I mentioned in a previous post, the anti-Pakistan and anti-Iran propaganda machine had been whirring for a while. The timing of this revelation seems convenient for the US, especially considering the current protests in the country. It’s a typical ‘look over there!’ type distraction for the world. The idea that a terrorist-style plot relying on Mexican drug cartel members would be funded and directed by Iran is far-fetched enough on its own; the idea that they accidentally let slip the plot to someone from the US working undercover is even more convenient for the US.

The US are in the process of discussing the situation with their allies. We will have to see on which side of the fence the UK falls!

Anyway, here is Iran’s response directed to the UN regarding the allegations, which they describe as ‘baseless’.

 

H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon Secretary General United Nations, New York

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful No. 1110 11 October 2011

Excellency,

I am writing to you to express our outrage regarding the allegations leveled by the United States officials against the Islamic Republic of Iran on the involvement of my country in an assassination plot targeting a foreign diplomat in Washington.

The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly and categorically rejects these fabricated and baseless allegations, based on the suspicious claims by an individual. Any country could accuse other countries through fabrication of such stories. However, this would set dangerous precedents in the relations among States.

Iran has always condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Iran has been a victim of terrorism, a clear recent example of which is the assassination of a number of Iranian nuclear scientists in the past two years carried out by the Zionist regime and supported by the United States.

The Iranian nation seeks a world free from terrorism and considers the current US warmongering and propaganda machine against Iran as a threat not just against itself but to the peace and stability in the Persian Gulf region. The Islamic Republic of Iran warns against the implications of this horrible scenario and submits that the continuation of such divide-and-rule policies could have detrimental effects on peace and security.

The US allegation is, obviously, a politically-motivated move and a showcase of its long-standing animosity towards the Iranian nation. The Islamic Republic of Iran categorically and in the strongest terms condemns this shameful allegation by the United States authorities and deplores it as a well-thought evil plot in line with their anti-Iranian policy to divert attention from the current economic and social problems at home and the popular revolutions and protests against United States long supported dictatorial regimes abroad.

The Islamic Republic of Iran underlines its determination to maintain its friendly relations with all regional countries, particularly with its Muslim neighbors, and invites all to be vigilant against the vicious campaigns targeting stability and peace and friendly relations among States in our region.

As the Secretary-General of the United Nations you have an important responsibility in enlightening the international public opinion about the dangerous consequences of warmongering policies of the United States Government on international peace and security.

I am sending identical letters to the President of the Security Council and the President of the General Assembly. It would be appreciated if this letter could be circulated as a document of the General Assembly under the agenda item 83 and of the Security Council.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurance of my highest consideration.

Mohammad Khazaee Ambassador Permanent Representative

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