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US scholar describes US plot to topple Iranian govt. as a joke

Kevin Barrett

The United States’ plot to exert economic pressure on the Iranian nation in order to trigger a government change in the country is a joke, according to American US scholar and political analyst Kevin Barrett.

Barrett, who is an author and political commentator in Madison, Wisconsin told Press TV on Saturday that the odds for the US to succeed in its plot for regime change in Iran were minuscule.

He said US President Donald Trump and top officials in his administration like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security adviser John Bolton were revealing the ugly face of American leaders to the Iranians.

Barrett quoted the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as saying that the US did a favor to the Iranian nation by showing the true face of the White House’s leaders.

The analyst said Washington is planning to replace the present government with terrorists.

“With ugly faces of the like of Trump, Pompeo and Bolton in power, the Iranian people are highly unlikely to be going along with the program,” he said.

Barrett said US leaders were clueless about the situation in Iran, calling the regime change plan for Iran a “joke”, and described the devious plan to put internationally-recognized terrorists belonging to the banned People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran or the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (abbreviated MEK or MKO), commonly known by the Iranian nation as Munafiqin [hypocrites] at the helm of the Islamic Republic as “humorous”.

Barrett acknowledged that Iranians hate MKO  more than Americans hate al-Qaeda terrorists.

“They are actually trying to make the MKO  terrorist group the next government in Iran, promising them to be in control of the country in less than a year . What a joke …This program for regime change in Iran which Bolton and Pompeo are leading is humorous, and it’s complete cluelessness,” he said.

Barrett reiterated that the plan would never work.

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