News ID: 319550
Publish Date: 18 October 2011 - 06:42
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi strongly rejected the US accusation that Iran plotted to assassinate a Saudi envoy to Washington, and said the baseless claim will eventually turn into an intelligence scandal for the US.

\"Accusing Iran of attempts to assassinate the Saudi ambassador is an intelligence scandal for the US because such a move has never been on Iran\'s agenda,\" Vahidi said, addressing Iranian Navy personnel in the country\'s Northern port city of Bandar Anzali on Monday.

He deplored the US support for terrorist groups, and noted, \"A country is leveling such an accusation (against Iran) which is the prime suspect in terrorist cases itself.\"

Vahidi pointed to the US confessions about its intelligence mistakes in the past, and reiterated that Washington is repeating its previous mistakes once again.

The remarks by the Iranian minister came a week after FBI and DEA agents alleged that they had disrupted a plot to commit a \"significant terrorist act in the United States\" tied to Iran.

The US officials claimed that the plot included the assassination of the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, Adel Al-Jubeir, with a bomb and subsequent bomb attacks on the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington, D.C. Bombings of the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Buenos Aires, Argentina, were also discussed, according to the US officials.

US Attorney General Eric Holder claimed in an announcement that the plan was \"conceived, sponsored and was directed from Iran\" by a faction of the government and called it a \"flagrant\" violation of US and international law.

A few hours after the US leveled the accusations against Iran on Tuesday, former CIA analyst Robert Baer, who has been a CIA case officer in the Middle East for 21 years, told the BBC World that the US allegations are \"phony\".

The US may have gotten it dangerously wrong, Baer cautioned, and said plotting a move like this by the Iranian government is not credible.

He stressed that the US administration must now open a direct diplomatic channel with the Iranian government to calm tensions.

\"This doesn\'t fit their modus operandi at all. It\'s completely out of character; they\'re much better than this,\" he said of Iran\'s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) which has been accused by the US of plotting the assassination.

\"They wouldn\'t be sending money through an American bank; they wouldn\'t be going to the cartels in Mexico to do this.

\"It\'s just not the way they work. I\'ve followed them for 30 years and they\'re much more careful. They always use a proxy between them and the operation, how come they didn\'t do this in this case,\" he said.

Many other world analysts, intelligence experts and writers have disapproved of the US move against Iran, saying the accusations are funny.

\"Another Washington invented fake plot,\" Stephen Lendman said of the recent US allegations against Iran in an article in OpEdNews.com, where he mentioned that the recent accusation is just another ring in the chain of the US hostile policies against Tehran in the era after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979.

Lendman said, \"A May 2011 study by New York University\'s School of Law Center for Human Rights and Global Justice headlined, \'Targeted and Entrapped: Manufacturing the \'Homegrown Threat\' in the United States\'.\"

\"It discussed what this writer\'s featured in dozens of past articles on Muslim Americans victimized by false accusations.\"

\"It explained how, post-9/11, entrapment by FBI plants led to prosecutions of over 200 individuals on bogus terrorism related charges. Washington highlights them as proof of foiling plots that, in fact, never existed.\"

\"Nearly always innocent Muslims are targeted for their faith and ethnicity for political advantage. Major media scoundrels regurgitate official lies, pretending they\'re accurate accounts of foiled plots.\"

\"That none ever succeeded is reason enough to suggest none existed, but media reports leave that unexplained, let alone the implausibility of some charges.\"

\"They included blowing up Chicago\'s Sears Tower, destroying New York landmarks, targeting US soldiers at Fort Dix, NJ, US marines at Quantico, VA, downing National Guard aircraft with stinger missiles, and a Pakistan ambassador\'s with a surface to air one.\"

\"Not a shred of evidence provided proof, just the word of FBI informants well paid to entrap and lie, then get America\'s media to repeat them without questioning the validity of any charges. \"

\"The likelihood that any country, let alone Iran, would plan terror plots on US soil is preposterous on its face. Cui bono is issue one. Clearly, Iran has nothing to gain and everything to lose by plotting what Holder charged. \"

\"Yet political Washington and major media scoundrels highlight baseless accusations without demanding clear proof they\'re true. There is none except for what a DEA agent plant (a former felon) and Holder claim. \"

\"It\'s their word against common sense, suggesting the implausibility of what they charge. It also highlight\'s iconic radical journalist IF Stone (1907 - 1989) saying:

\"\"All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.\"\"

\"With his own in Washington in mind, he taught that to young journalism students, suggesting they paste it on their bathroom mirrors so not to forget.\"

\"It makes sense, as well as avoiding major media liars and using reliable online sites for real information and analysis,\" Lendman concluded.

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Source: Fars News Agency

\"Accusing Iran of attempts to assassinate the Saudi ambassador is an intelligence scandal for the US because such a move has never been on Iran\'s agenda,\" Vahidi said, addressing Iranian Navy personnel in the country\'s Northern port city of Bandar Anzali on Monday. He deplored the US support for terrorist groups, and noted, \"A country is leveling such an accusation (against Iran) which is the prime suspect in terrorist cases itself.\" Vahidi pointed to the US confessions about its intelligence mistakes in the past, and reiterated that Washington is repeating its previous mistakes once again. The remarks by the Iranian minister came a week after FBI and DEA agents alleged that they had disrupted a plot to commit a \"significant terrorist act in the United States\" tied to Iran. The US officials claimed that the plot included the assassination of the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, Adel Al-Jubeir, with a bomb and subsequent bomb attacks on the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington, D.C. Bombings of the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Buenos Aires, Argentina, were also discussed, according to the US officials. US Attorney General Eric Holder claimed in an announcement that the plan was \"conceived, sponsored and was directed from Iran\" by a faction of the government and called it a \"flagrant\" violation of US and international law. A few hours after the US leveled the accusations against Iran on Tuesday, former CIA analyst Robert Baer, who has been a CIA case officer in the Middle East for 21 years, told the BBC World that the US allegations are \"phony\". The US may have gotten it dangerously wrong, Baer cautioned, and said plotting a move like this by the Iranian government is not credible. He stressed that the US administration must now open a direct diplomatic channel with the Iranian government to calm tensions. \"This doesn\'t fit their modus operandi at all. It\'s completely out of character; they\'re much better than this,\" he said of Iran\'s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) which has been accused by the US of plotting the assassination. \"They wouldn\'t be sending money through an American bank; they wouldn\'t be going to the cartels in Mexico to do this. \"It\'s just not the way they work. I\'ve followed them for 30 years and they\'re much more careful. They always use a proxy between them and the operation, how come they didn\'t do this in this case,\" he said. Many other world analysts, intelligence experts and writers have disapproved of the US move against Iran, saying the accusations are funny. \"Another Washington invented fake plot,\" Stephen Lendman said of the recent US allegations against Iran in an article in OpEdNews.com, where he mentioned that the recent accusation is just another ring in the chain of the US hostile policies against Tehran in the era after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979. Lendman said, \"A May 2011 study by New York University\'s School of Law Center for Human Rights and Global Justice headlined, \'Targeted and Entrapped: Manufacturing the \'Homegrown Threat\' in the United States\'.\" \"It discussed what this writer\'s featured in dozens of past articles on Muslim Americans victimized by false accusations.\" \"It explained how, post-9/11, entrapment by FBI plants led to prosecutions of over 200 individuals on bogus terrorism related charges. Washington highlights them as proof of foiling plots that, in fact, never existed.\" \"Nearly always innocent Muslims are targeted for their faith and ethnicity for political advantage. Major media scoundrels regurgitate official lies, pretending they\'re accurate accounts of foiled plots.\" \"That none ever succeeded is reason enough to suggest none existed, but media reports leave that unexplained, let alone the implausibility of some charges.\" \"They included blowing up Chicago\'s Sears Tower, destroying New York landmarks, targeting US soldiers at Fort Dix, NJ, US marines at Quantico, VA, downing National Guard aircraft with stinger missiles, and a Pakistan ambassador\'s with a surface to air one.\" \"Not a shred of evidence provided proof, just the word of FBI informants well paid to entrap and lie, then get America\'s media to repeat them without questioning the validity of any charges. \" \"The likelihood that any country, let alone Iran, would plan terror plots on US soil is preposterous on its face. Cui bono is issue one. Clearly, Iran has nothing to gain and everything to lose by plotting what Holder charged. \" \"Yet political Washington and major media scoundrels highlight baseless accusations without demanding clear proof they\'re true. There is none except for what a DEA agent plant (a former felon) and Holder claim. \" \"It\'s their word against common sense, suggesting the implausibility of what they charge. It also highlight\'s iconic radical journalist IF Stone (1907 - 1989) saying: \"\"All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.\"\" \"With his own in Washington in mind, he taught that to young journalism students, suggesting they paste it on their bathroom mirrors so not to forget.\" \"It makes sense, as well as avoiding major media liars and using reliable online sites for real information and analysis,\" Lendman concluded. The End Source: Fars News Agency
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