Head of Iran’s Law Enforcement Police Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari warned of the US plots to stir insecurity in Iran through proxy terrorist groups in the regional and neighboring states and opposition forces.
"They are seeking to stir insecurity in Iran but thanks God, they have failed to reach their ominous goals due to the Supreme Leader’s guidelines, people’s presence and preparedness of the military and law enforcement police forces; yet if they find a window of opportunity, they will certainly embark on committing crimes (against the Iranian nation)," Ashtari said in Tehran on Wednesday.
He said that the Americans’ footprints are seen in every insecurity in Iran and in the regional states, adding that the US tries to harm Iran’s security through the terrorist groups in the nearby countries, the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as MEK, PMOI and NCRI), the opposition forces and Saddam Hussein’s 8-year-long imposed war against Iran (1980-1988).
Ashtari also underlined that the US is now supporting the crimes of the terrorist groups, including the ISIL, in Iraq and Syria by supplying them with weapons.
The Iranian people from all walks of life, including school and university students, took to the streets to mark the anniversary of the US embassy takeover in 1979 and commemorate the National Day of Campaign against Global Arrogance and the National Student Day in massive rallies on Wednesday.
The rallies were held one day after Ayatollah Khamenei cautioned that despite the nuclear deal and Washington’s claims, the US is still seeking to change the ruling system in Iran.
"The reality is that the US objectives vis a vis the Islamic Republic of Iran have not changed at all and if they can, they will not hesitate a moment to annihilate the Islamic Republic but they cannot, and with God’s help, they will fail in materializing this goal in the future too in light of industrious moves by the youth, increasing and deepening insight of the nation and Iran’s progress," Ayatollah Khamenei said in Tehran on Tuesday, addressing the Iranian university students and pupils on the threshold of the ‘Students Day’ and the ‘Day of Campaign against Arrogance’ in Iran.
He referred to certain superficial and unreal flexibilities shown by the US during the recent nuclear talks with Iran, and said that the reality behind such behavior is that the US is still pursuing the same inimical policies towards Iran, which will never be forgotten by the Iranian nation.
Ayatollah Khamenei underscored that the US support for the criminal Zionist regime and the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes against the Yemeni people reveals Washington’s real face.
He referred to Iran’s normal relations with other world states even those who show some hypocritical behavior towards the Iranian nation, but said the US which uses every pretext to hit a blow at the nation and annihilate the Islamic Republic is an exception to this rule, reiterating that "religion, wisdom, conscience and humanity all stand against such friendship".
Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the US continued practical enmity towards the Islamic Republic, and said religious beliefs are the root cause of this enmity as it is the source inspiring the Iranian nation with resistance. "Therefore, they have targeted those beliefs using new instruments but our students and youth will foil such tricks and plots."