Iran to detail US role in sedition
Iran's Intelligence Ministry is to reveal more details about the financial support the country's 'sedition leaders' received from foreign espionage agencies, an Iranian MP says, Press TV reported.
According to Kazem Jalali, the spokesman for the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Iran's Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi on Tuesday answered some questions asked by the commission's members concerning the foreign financial support of the 'sedition', Fars news agency reported Wednesday.
"There are confessions confirming that the US intelligence agency, CIA, has provided some influential figures at the sedition trend headquarters with money," Jalali quoted the intelligence minister as saying.
The Iranian minister noted that intelligence agencies have used various and, at the same time, complicated methods to provide the funding, Jalali added.
"The enemy has invested $17 billion in the soft war," Moslehi said during the meeting with Iranian lawmakers, adding that there are documents confirming the claim.
Earlier in September, Moslehi said the foreign organizations had begun giving financial support to the sedition in the past in order to influence Iran's 2009 presidential election.
He further pointed out that anti-revolutionary elements within the country, as well as countries which backed "the sedition leaders," had attempted to topple the Islamic establishment.
The idea of foreign financial support for Iran's post-election unrest was aired by the Head of the Guardian Council, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, in late July when he said that he possessed documents proving that the Americans had provided the "leaders of sedition" with one billion dollars through Saudi channels.
"I have acquired documents showing that the Americans paid one billion dollars to the leaders of sedition through Saudi individuals, who are currently the US agents in regional countries," Jannati said.