Thursday, 19 October, 2017

Pentagon and CIA back terrorists, Iran’s official says

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Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that “U.S. Army, Pentagon and CIA” support the terrorists in the Middle East region.

“The U.S. Army, Pentagon and the CIA support terrorists in the region and are linked to all the terrorist movements. We will take important decisions in the parliament in this respect and will study the issue seriously,” Larijani asserted.

The remarks by Larijani followed efforts by hawks in the U.S. Congress to designate the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps a terrorist group.

Larijani also said Iran will take retaliatory action if the U.S. takes an “inappropriate move” in regard to the nuclear deal.

“If it is in the interests of the U.S. not to observe obligations of the Agency, we are ready to give a good response,” he pointed out.

The U.S. has toughened its aggressive language against Iran. On Friday U.S Defense Secretary James Mattis claimed that Iran continues to behave as an exporter of terrorism and still sponsors militant activity.

In response, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said, “We should remind this American official not to give the wrong address about the roots and sources of terrorism.”

Mattis is well known for his anti-Iran position. In 2012, he famously remarked that the three primary threats the U.S. faced were “Iran, Iran, Iran”.

Tehran Times contributed to this report

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