Iran has dismissed “baseless fiction” by the US government, accusing an Iranian national of plotting to assassinate former President Donald Trump’s notorious national security adviser, John Bolton.
The US Department of Justice on Wednesday charged a man identified as Shahram Poursafi with trying to organize Bolton’s murder in retaliation for the January 2020 US airstrike that martyred Iran’s legendary counter-terrorism commander, Lt. General Qasem Soleimani.
“The fabrication of these hackneyed, baseless fictions is becoming a recurring custom in the American legal and propaganda system,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan’ani said late Wednesday.
“This time for scenario building, politically bankrupt and worthless elements like Bolton have been used to push this process forward,” he added.
Bolton is a staunch supporter of the anti-Iran terror cult, Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), which is infamous for concocting scenarios in Europe and the United States to incriminate Iranian officials.
In the latest storyline, Poursafi was cited as a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps who attempted to pay individuals in the United States in October 2021 a $300,000 reward to carry out the plot to Washington, DC or Maryland.
“Continuing their endless accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran and their failed Iranophobic policy, US judicial authorities, in a new spin, have brought charges without providing valid evidence and the necessary documentation.
“Such baseless claims are made with political motives and objectives and are in fact a headlong rush, creating a propaganda ruse and above all escaping responsibility for answering many terrorist crimes in which the United States government has directly participated, like the cowardly assassination of General Martyr Soleimani, or like the terrorist crimes committed by the Zionist regime and terrorist groups like Daesh, they were committed with the support of America.
Kan’ani said: “The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly warns against any action against Iranian citizens under the pretext of these ridiculous accusations and stresses that it reserves the right to take any action within the framework of the law internationally to defend the rights of the government. and citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran.