'US anti-Iran ploys, no deterrents'
A senior adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution insists that the anti-Iran scenarios devised by the US and its allies have no deterrent impact on the Islamic Republic, Press TV reported.
Certainly, such measures cannot act as means of deterrence against Iran and the country will move ahead with its rational course, said Ali Akbar Velayati in an interview with Mehr News Agency.
Referring to the recent concurrence of multiple US-sponsored scenarios against Iran, Velayati emphasized that such scenarios were predictable since nothing else could be expected of a hostile enemy.
He was referring to the major US publicity stunt falsely accusing Iran of planning to assassinate Saudi Arabia's Washington envoy, as well as US-sponsored attempts by Western countries to again refer Iran's nuclear case to the UN Security Council, as well as another US-backed push to pass a UN resolution accusing Iran of human rights violations.
He went on to say that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)'s recent report on Iran's nuclear program, similar to other statements and resolutions that were previously staged and approved against the country, have proven to be futile efforts to impede the nation's progress.
The IAEA Director General, Yukiya Amano, submitted his latest report on Iran's nuclear program to the IAEA Board of Governors on November 8.
In the report, Amano claimed that Iran may have engaged in activities related to developing nuclear weapons prior to 2003, adding that such efforts "may still be ongoing." However, he failed to offer any evidence whatsoever for such claims, which have repeatedly been publicized in the past by Israeli, American and some European government officials and major state-sponsored media outlets in the Western countries.
Iran has dismissed Amano's report as "unbalanced, unprofessional and prepared with political motivation and under political pressure by mostly the United States."