US dropping Iran Velvet Revolution plans?
Report by Press TV
A senior Iranian official says constant US talk of change indicates that
efforts to engineer Velvet Revolution in Tehran have failed.
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Saturday that advocating regime
change within his country has been a guiding principle of US foreign policy over
the past three decades.
"After 30 years of advocating a velvet revolution in Iran, Washington has
finally realized that it needs to change its ways and means more than any other
country in the world," said Mottaki.
"Now, they never cease to chant the slogan of change," he continued.
Over the past decades, successive US administrations have assumed it their right
to topple democratically-elected governments around the world.
In the regime change projects plotted in Iran and Guatemala and later in the
Congo, Indonesia, Chile and elsewhere, American spymasters shaped US
intelligence largely to meet the political needs of the White House.
Washington reportedly appropriated more than $120 million to fund its "regime
change" project in Iran --- which is in direct violation of the Algiers Accord.
Under the 1981 treaty signed between the US and Iran, Washington is obliged to
refrain from interfering in Tehran's "internal affairs".
Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh revealed in July that the US Congress had
secretly agreed to a $400-million funding request by former US president George
W. Bush for a major escalation in covert operations inside Iran.
ABC news also exposed that Washington has been secretly funding and directing
Jundullah militants to "stage deadly guerrilla raids inside the Islamic
Republic, kidnap Iranian officials and execute them on camera" all as part of a
"programmatic objective to overthrow the Iranian government".
According to a Sunday article published in the New York Times, Bush favored
covert operations against the Islamic Republic instead of an Israeli request to
strike Iran's nuclear facilities.
The covert operations reportedly included renewed US espionage activities
against Iran's nuclear infrastructure and efforts to undermine the country's
electrical systems and computer networks.
The revelation that Bush and Olmert have launched covert operations against Iran
comes at a time when espionage activities against Tehran have reached a new
Iranian security officials made high profile arrests of a number of Israeli
operatives in the country in recent months.
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