Security Council: U.S. accusations against Iran aimed at deceiving people
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 17 /Trend, T.Konyayeva, T.Jafarov/
The United States' accusations against Iran are faked and aimed at portraying the country as a threat and redirecting the public's attention from its domestic problems, ISNA quoted Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili as saying on Monday.
Jalili made the remarks at the press-conference related to the U.S. accusations of Iran over an alleged plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington.
He further said the main problem of the U.S. is the domestic crisis which undermines its authority. "They [the U.S.] try to keep power by cracking down and deceiving people opposing its policy," Jalili said.
He noted that 99 percent of people around the world are dissatisfied with the domestic and foreign policy pursued by Washington. However, Jalili has unveiled no additional information on this.
Last week, the U.S. authorities said they had broken up plans by two men linked to Iranian Quds Force - a special unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) - to assassinate Saudi Ambassador to Washington Adel al-Jubeir.
U.S. Attorney-General Eric Holder said the plot was masterminded, sponsored and directed from Iran, but declined to disclose details of the conspiracy and confirm that it was approved and ordered directly by Iranian authorities.
Iran denies the allegations saying the U.S. uses this tactic to slander again Iran. The IRGC also rejected any involvement of the Quds force in the plot alleged by the United States.
The two detainees are Manssour Arbabsiar, a 56-year-old naturalized US citizen with dual Iranian and U.S. passports, and Gholam Shakuri, who is based in Iran.
Iran and Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally, are regional rivals. The U.S. and its allies accuse Iran of using its civilian nuclear program as a cover to develop nuclear weapons and are putting pressure to abandon it. Iran has denied the charges, saying its nuclear program is aimed at generating electricity and producing isotopes to treat medical patients.