U.S. using age-old plots against Iran: analyst

November 5, 2009 - 0:0

An Iranian political analyst says plots that are being carried out in the country today, are reminiscent of past schemes devised by the ""global arrogance"".

""These current projects against the Islamic Republic are exactly the same as those that were tested and proven wrong 30 years ago at the time of (the late leader of the Islamic Revolution) Imam Khomeini,"" Hassan Rahimpour-Azghadi said Tuesday.
""A review of the documents found at the former embassy (of the United States) helps us understand these plots and proves that what is currently taking place it not an illusion of conspiracy but conspiracy itself.""
""Certain people choose to join the conspiracy knowingly, but there are also those who are spies but do not know it themselves,"" he added.
Rahimpour-Azghadi, who is also a member of Iran's Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution, was addressing a group of students at the former U.S. embassy in Tehran, on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the building's takeover.
During his speech, Rahimpour-Azghadi also pointed out that when it came to identifying plots that targeted successive generations, it was the ""the system of thought behind the scheme"" that mattered, not the individuals involved.
He said that ""certain individuals who truly liked Imam (Khomeini, the late Leader of the Islamic Revolution,)"" back in the early years of the 1979 Revolution were now ""American heretics.""
The analysts also pointed out that the documents found at the former embassy showed that Washington had tested 26 different strategies to overthrow the Revolution in the first few months that followed its victory.
According to Rahimpour-Azghadi, some of the strategies that the U.S. had employed included attempts to create sectarian unrest, a campaign to recruit religious minorities with Zionist inclinations, and plan to fuel labor strikes and food shortages.
He also mentioned terrorism, encouraging student protests in universities and schools, and providing financial and media back-up to opposing political groups, as other tactics adopted by the U.S. had.
Rahimpour-Azghadi said that the U.S. had even tried to make use of cultural activities, such as English language classes, scientific gatherings and artistic circles to topple the Islamic Republic.
The analyst said Washington sought to influence the country's top political figures, its religious leadership and moderate Islamic intellectuals.
(Source: Press TV)