Lawmaker: Tehran has documents to prove US belligerent moves

Washington is not inclined towards rapprochement with Tehran as hostility towards Iran is in the nature of the US and Tehran has sufficient evidence and documents to prove this, a legislator said.

“The US has taken extensive measures against our country, including waging military aggression in Tabas (on April 24, 1980, the Operation Eagle Claw was a United States military operation to free its embassy staff from Iran that failed due to a ferocious sandstorm that overturned US warfare and killed many including former Iranian regime officers who accompanied the US forces), plotting and organizing the Nojeh coup (a plan to overthrow the newly-established Islamic Republic of Iran in 1980), all-out confrontation against Iran during the imposed war (Iraqi-imposed war against Iran 1980-1988), financial and intelligence assistance to Iran’s enemies, supporting (the anti-Iran terrorist) Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as MEK, NCRI or PMOI) as well as the seditionists in the post-presidential election unrests 2009, imposing continued sanctions against different Iranian sectors, introducing Iran as the supporter of terrorism in the region and …,” member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Hassan Asafari said on Monday.

“The Americans level accusations against us without any proof and evidence, but we have document to substantiate 70 cases of their hostile measures against Iran,” he added.

In relevant remarks in November, Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani lambasted the US for leading the global front against Iran, and said Washington’s hostilities towards Tehran have a long record.

“Today, the US is holding the flag of a front which has the silliest animosity towards Iran and our people’s hostility towards the US is not limited to the last 30 years and has a long record back in the history,” Larijani said at the time.

He described the US-led sanctions against Iran as cruel, and said the embargos are a clear violation of human rights and have grown so tough that the western states don’t allow our university students to study in other countries.

Western countries, led by the US, accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.

Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions and the western embargos for turning down West's calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.