Iran says US supports terrorists
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 4 /Trend T.Konyayeva/
Tehran possesses undeniable evidences of the U.S. acts of terror and sabotage in Iran and other countries in the region, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili said on Friday during a ceremony marking the takeover anniversary of the US embassy in Tehran by Iranian students in 1979, Press TV reported.
"The U.S. is using acts of terrorism to advance its interests," Jalili said. "The U.S. knows that Iran did not allow it to perform illegal movements."
He stressed that Iran has officially shown documents about the terror acts proving that the U.S. directs and supports terrorists financially and otherwise.
"We will send the evidences to the Swiss Embassy, UN Secretary General and each UN member," Jalili said.
The US accusations against Iran are a "forward escape" tactic, he said.
Jalili further noted that the U.S. plots against the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps are doomed.
In November 1979, less than a year after the victory of the Islamic Revolution that toppled a US-backed monarchy, Iranian university students calling themselves "students following the line of Imam [Khomeini]" seized the US embassy in Tehran, which they referred to as 'the den of spies.'
The students justified the takeover by insisting that the compound had become a center of espionage that engaged in planning to overthrow the nascent Islamic Republic establishment in Iran.
The students occupying the embassy later published documents proving that the compound was indeed engaged in schemes and measures to overthrow Iran's Islamic system.