Iranian Leader slams US accusations over Saudi ambassador assassination attempt
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said that enemies of the Iranian nation have failed in what he called their "plot" to spread Iranophobia in the region and the world, Fars news agency reported.
Addressing a large congregation of Iranian people in the country's Western city of Gilan-Gharb on Saturday, Ayatollah Khamenei stated that enemies of the Iranian nation have left no stone unturned to isolate Iran, including continued efforts and plots for spreading Iranophobia.
The Leader stressed ineffectiveness of the US "plots", and said enemies "have gained no result but the endless hatred of the nations towards the US regime and people's interests in the honorable slogans of the Iranian nation".
Pointing to the recent US accusations against Iran, the Leader called them a "single ring in the chain of plots hatched by the bullying powers to wage a political propaganda campaign against the Islamic Republic of Iran", and noted, "They attempted to find an excuse through raising a meaningless and useless accusation against a number of Iranian nationals to wage a political propaganda attack on the Islamic Republic of Iran to introduce it as a sponsor of terrorism, but the conspiracy failed and will fail to produce any result and will remain futile and ineffective like their other measures."
Referring to the Occupy Wall Street movement and its spread across the US, Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated, "When you are isolated among your own people and you are fearful of your people's majority, how come you want to publicize Iranophobia through useless claims?"
On Tuesday Washington authorities said they had charged two Iranians, one of them a dual US citizen, with preparing to carry out a bomb attack on the Saudi envoy under a plan "conceived, sponsored and directed from Iran".
Iranian officials have rejected the US accusation as baseless and a prefabricated, saying that Washington is seeking to divert the world attention from the growing Wall Street Protests in the country.
The Occupy Wall Street protests have spread to other cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle and Los Angeles, and have become a political issue, with Republicans accusing the demonstrators of waging "class war".
Occupy Wall Street protesters - based in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan - say the wealthiest 1% are getting richer at the expense of the rest of America.