Iran accuses U.S. of supporting terrorism
Iran says it will “publish documents establishing connections between the U.S. and terrorism.”
Iranian media are reporting on public statements made on November 4, the anniversary of the 1979 occupation of the U.S. embassy in Tehran. Speakers demonstrating in front of the former embassy building alleged that forthcoming documents will show U.S. involvement in “terrorism and sabotage” against the Islamic Republic and other countries.
On Wednesday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei announced that officials possess “one hundred pieces of flawless documents proving the role of the U.S. in leading assassinations and terrorism in Iran and the region.”
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made similar references to “more than one hundred documents.”
In today’s speech, Saeed Jalili, the head of the Supreme Council of National Security and Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, said: “Today we are in possession of indisputable documents that reveal that U.S. government forces are officially and systematically involved in assassinations, sabotage and activities not only against our nation but also against other nations in the region.”
He added: “In addition to what we have given to the United Nations over the past two years, today we will provide two more sets of documents to the public.”
Jalili maintained that in the past two years, Iran has repeatedly provided alleged proof of U.S. involvement in terrorism, adding this was at the root of recent U.S. allegations that Iran was involved in a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador.
Iran has denied those allegations and calls the story an American fabrication.
Jalili said the documents reveal that the U.S. is repeatedly trying to lead and manage terrorists and give them financial support in order to act against the another country’s installations and infrastructure.
In recent years, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, an exiled dissident group that has been active against the Islamic Republic since its early days, has allegedly provided Western countries with documents that purport to reveal Iran’s nuclear activities.