Since the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, the United States has been using separatism, assassinations and sanctions to bring about a regime change in Tehran, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said.
Gholamhossein Dehqani, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs, has slammed the US for allowing terrorists to freely live and operate on its territory.
“Today, the terrorists easily live in the US. The US names Iran, which has always been at war against ISIL [Daesh] and al-Qaeda in recent years, a sponsor of terrorist groups but it gives permission to the terrorists to stage rallies against Iran [in the US],” Fars News quoted Dehqani as telling a meeting in Tehran on Wednesday.
He added that since the 1979 revolution, the Washington has been using separatism, assassinations and sanctions to bring about a regime change in Tehran, but all those efforts have fallen flat.
According to Dehqani, Washington has in recent years attempted to use terrorist groups, notably the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCRI), to destabilize the situation in Iran.
Founded in 1960, the MKO blends elements of Islamism and Stalinism and even participated in the overthrow of the US-backed Shah of Iran in 1979.
Ahead of the revolution, the MKO conducted attacks on and assassinations of both Iranian and Western politicians.
It reportedly continued doing…