Iran Responds to U.S. Deception
November 28, 2011
In October, the Iranian government presented U.S. officials with a letter demanding an apology for fabricating yet another baseless charge against Iran. According to Iran's Press TV, "In a recent letter to the U.S. government, Iran has insisted that American authorities must publicly apologize to the Iranian government and its citizens for the false accusations they publicized against Tehran in violation of international norms and regulations." The letter also called for monetary compensation for damages.
The letter was written after U.S. officials publicly accused Iran – without proof – of being involved in a plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador. U.S. officials refused to respond to the demands and continue to use the pretext of a so-called assassination plot to declare Iran guilty of being an "outlaw" or "rogue" state. For the Obama administration, no hard evidence is needed to label Iran guilty.
Fomenting tensions and threatening to "regime change" any government which does not bow to U.S. dictate are part of U.S. imperialism's grand strategy for recolonizing the region. Increasingly isolated for its aggression and inference in the region, the Obama administration is resorting to more and more far fetched accusations against Iran to justify its attempts to isolate Iran politically and economically, to carry out a military buildup and further preparations for war.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pointed out that U.S. administrations use fabricated pretexts to justify aggressive war as when the pretext of "weapons of mass destruction" was used to launch the war on Iraq. He also said, "They (the U.S. administration) see their interests in having a dispute between Iran and Saudi Arabia – they want to dominate our region." Iranian officials also made it clear that while Iran continues to call for legitimate talks with the U.S. and its allies, it will resolutely defend itself against attack. The commander of Iranian ground forces, Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, stated that Iran is "fully prepared and ready to give a quick response to any aggression on Iran's soil."
The motive behind U.S. pressure against Iran is the drive of the U.S. monopoly capitalists to dominate that country's vast natural resources and its strategic location. (Iran holds 10% of the world's oil reserves, is second, only to Russia, in gas reserves, and offers potential control of the vital Straits of Hormuz).