Last week, we told you about a new ‘Iran Action Group’ the US established to coordinate all of its anti-Iran policies – a brainchild no doubt of fellow neocons Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton.
It’s still unclear on the specifics of what this group will actually be doing. The response from Iran’s Foreign Minister was direct, saying this latest action will fail. He also accused Washington of attempting a repeat of the past – the US-backed coup dubbed “Operation Ajax” in 1953 that overthrew the popularly elected democratic government of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh.
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Speaking on the 65th anniversary of the 1953 CIA coup against Iran, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif accused the newly established Iran Action Group of being an attemptby the US to repeat the coup, but that it will fail.
The State Department announced the establishment of the Iran Action Group last week, with Brian Hook appointed to lead it as a “Special Representative for Iran.” Exactly what the group will be doing isn’t entirely clear.
The State Department did try to present Hook’s responsibility as coordinating all anti-Iran activities within the department, however, which suggests that it’s reasonable for Iran to conclude the goal is regime change, despite some Trump Administration officials denying that they are seeking regime change.
Zarif says the US attempts at regime change will come through “pressure, misinformation and demagoguery.” The US has been fairly open about spreading misinformation against Iran in trying to organize protests against the government, and in recent weeks has presented those protests as proof the Iranian government needs to make radical changes.
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