A political analyst tells Press TV that the US recent assassination claim against Iran is meant to dwarf the anti-Wall Street rallies, thus restoring the reputation the US president needs for the next election.
The US Justice Department recently accused Iran of involvement in a plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Washington, Adel Al-Jubeir, with help from a suspected member of a Mexican drug cartel.
British expert on Middle East affairs, Christopher Walker, said, “This just happens to have been announced as [US] President [Barack] Obama's personal ratings drop to their lowest point ever.”
“And it's been shown that any Republican...it does not matter who...they have not chosen the leader of the Republican party yet...could and would be likely to beat him,” he added.
“So what better way to clear the headlines and get rid of the bad news of all these demonstrators taking to the streets all over America [protesting] about the corporate government.”
The US protests emerged under the banner 'Occupy Wall Street' on September 17, when a group of people began rallying in New York's financial district to protest at 'corporate greed' and top-level corruption in the country.
The campaign has now spread to nearly 70 major cities, including Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Boston, as well as more than 600 communities across the nation. It is reportedly being supported through 'Occupy' events in close to 1,600 cities across the globe.
Walker also observed that “this whole alleged plot has the smell of a sort of B movie in it.”
“The fact that it was supposed to employ a Mexican drug runner…that there have not been any explosives discovered,” he said.
“If for some reason or other, far-fetched as it may seem, the Iranians had wanted to target a Saudi target, they certainly wouldn't pick probably the most secure capital in the world...They could pick a far easier target in a far softer place.”