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Amir-Abdollahian: Language of threat against Iran and Iranians achieves nothing

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (file photo)

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has warned the United States against using the language of force when addressing the Iranian nation.

Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a late Saturday tweet in apparent reaction to recent accusations leveled against Iran by the US about a fictional plot to kill the former President Donald Trump’s national security advisor John Bolton.

“History ought to have taught the US that language of threat against Iran and Iranians achieves nothing,” Iran’s top diplomat tweeted.

He added, “Futile attempts at deflection won't allow the US to evade responsibility for the thousands of Iranian and other victims of its involvement in terrorist crimes in our region.”

The US Department of Justice on Wednesday charged a man identified as Shahram Poursafi with trying to arrange the killing of Bolton in retaliation for the January 2020 US airstrike that martyred Iran’s legendary anti-terror commander Lieutenant Gen. Qasem Soleimani.

In the latest scenario, Poursafi has been cited as a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps who attempted to pay individuals in the United States in October 2021 a reward of $300,000 to carry out the plot in either Washington, DC, or Maryland.

Bolton has been a staunch supporter of the assassination of the top Iranian general. He also endorses the anti-Iran terrorist group, Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO), which is infamous for fabricating scenarios in Europe and the US to incriminate Iranian officials. The group is also responsible for numerous acts of terror against Iranian people and officials and is known to be responsible for killing thousands of innocent Iranians.

General Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s IRGC, and his Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), were martyred along with their companions in a US drone strike on January 3, 2020.

The two anti-terror commanders were respected and admired across the region for their instrumental role in fighting and decimating the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria. The US strike near the Baghdad International Airport was authorized by then-president Donald Trump.

On Friday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan’ani said making a fuss around the fake story of a plot to assassinate Bolton will not help Washington whitewash its own crimes.

“Fabricating stories [regarding] a politically bankrupt element, a known terrorist & a coup plotter against independent states, is a US deceptive bid to scape from int’l responsibilities,” Kan’ani wrote in a post on his Twitter account.

“Such fanfares won’t whitewash US regime’s image, but makes Iranians & the world more resentful of it,” he added.

In an earlier reaction to alleged plots against Bolton, Kan’ani said on Wednesday that “The spinning of these threadbare and baseless fictions is becoming a recurring custom in the American judicial and propaganda system.”

“Such baseless claims are made with political motives and aims and in fact amount to forward escape, creating propaganda ruse and especially escaping the responsibility of responding to numerous terrorist crimes that the American government has either directly participated in, such as the cowardly assassination of General Martyr Soleimani, or like the terrorist crimes committed by the Zionist regime and terrorist groups like Daesh, they have been committed with the support of America,” the Iranian spokesman added.

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