Iran rejects 'baseless myth' of planning to kill Bolton
Iran has brushed aside the "baseless myth" by the US government, accusing an Iranian national of plotting to assassinate former President Donald Trump’s notorious national security advisor John Bolton.
"The spinning of these threadbare and baseless myths is becoming a recurring custom in the American judicial and propaganda system," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kan'ani said late Wednesday.
"This time for scenario building, politically bankrupt and worthless elements like Bolton has been used to advance this process," he added.
Bolton is a staunch supporter of anti-Iran terrorist cult, Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), which is infamous for fabricating scenarios in Europe and the US to incriminate Iranian officials.
The US Department of Justice on Wednesday accused Shahram Poursafi of trying to arrange the killing of Bolton in retaliation for the January 2020 US airstrike that martyred Iran’s legendary anti-terror commander Lieutenant Gen. Qasem Soleimani.
In the latest scenario, Poursafi has been forged as a member of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps who attempted to pay individuals in the United States in October 2021 a reward of $300,000 to carry out the plot in either Washington, D.C., or Maryland.
Kan'ani added, "Continuing their endless accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran and their failed Iranophobic policy, the American judicial authorities, in a new yarn spinning, have raised accusations without providing valid evidence and necessary documentation."
The spokesman said, "Such baseless claims are made with political motives and aims and in fact amount to forward escape, creating propaganda ruse and especially escaping the responsibility of responding to numerous terrorist crimes that the American government has either directly participated in, such as the cowardly assassination of General Martyr Soleimani, or like the terrorist crimes committed by the Zionist regime and terrorist groups like Daesh they have been committed with the support of America."
Kan'ani said, "The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly warns against any action against Iranian citizens under the pretext of these ridiculous accusations and emphasizes that it reserves the right to take any action within the framework of international law to defend the rights of the government and citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran."