Apr 05, 2020 06:17 UTC
  • Iran hits back at Pompeo over alleged assassination attempt in Turkey

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman has lashed out at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for accusing "Iranian diplomats" of involvement in an alleged "assassination" in Turkey last November.

According to Press TV, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said in a tweet on Saturday "Undisputed fact: US "diplomats" have long been in the business of coups, arming terrorists, fueling sectarian violence, supporting narcotics cartels, bullying governments & companies, spying on even US allies, flirting with dictators, butchers and terrorists, etc…,".

However, Mousavi added, the US secretary of state, who is a former CIA agent and also known as secretary of hate, and his masters have taken the "job" to a whole new level that is called "medical terrorism."

"That's why he has a conscience so filled with guilt that resorts to such psychological projection," the Iranian spokesperson added.

Mousavi's tweet came after Pompeo, President Donald Trump administration’s most notorious Iran hawk, leveled the accusation in an earlier tweet, calling Iranian diplomats “agents of terror” who "have conducted multiple assassinations and bomb plots in Europe over the past decade."

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations also on Thursday reacted to Pompeo's accusation and said nobody will be duped by Washington's campaign of disinformation against Tehran. 

“The US administration’s Iran-bashing is limitless,” Majid Takht Ravanchi tweeted, adding that despite Washington's efforts to spread disinformation about Tehran, "No one is fooled."

Pompeo’s claims came amid pressures on the US to lift unilateral and illegal sanctions it returned against Iran after leaving a UN Security Council-endorsed nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic and other major powers -- Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany -- back in 2015.

The United States has refused to lift sanctions on Iran and even tightened them several times in recent weeks, making it almost impossible for the Islamic Republic to access life-saving medications and medical equipment necessary in the fight against the deadly new coronavirus pandemic.