Monday, October 17, 2011

Iranian theories on assassination plot claim

The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei, has given his theory of why the US is accusing Iran of a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington:

In a meeting with thousands of enthusiastic university professors and students in Kermanshah province, Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution discussed the goals of the recent terror allegations against the Islamic Republic and warned: "In case American officials are living in their dreams, they should know that any wrong move - be it political or security - will face a strong response from the Iranian nation."

Ayatollah Khamenei said that diverting attention from the Wall Street movement might be one of the goals of the recent uproar caused by the US. He added: "The people of at least 80 countries have expressed their support for this movement, which is spreading to other parts of America, and this is very bitter and difficult for American officials."
But an Iranian MP has a much more interesting theory:
Disavowal of Pagans ritual is a rally held by hundreds of thousands of Iranian pilgrims as well as pilgrims from other countries during the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca each year.

During the rally, which is an initiative of the Founder of the Islamic Republic the late Imam Khomeini, pilgrims chant anti-US and anti-Zionist slogans.

Speaking to FNA, member of the parliament's presiding board Mohammad Dehqani said that the recent US accusation about Tehran's involvement in a plot to assassinate the Saudi Envoy to Washington was a plot to overshadow the massive Muslim rally during the Hajj pilgrimage.
The best part?
Dehqani further dismissed the US accusation as "baseless", and noted, "Nations of the region and the world have come to know Iran as a powerful and rational country and they know well that these allegations are totally baseless."