Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri slammed the recent appointment of former American ambassador to the UN John Bolton as the US national security adviser, describing him as a staffer of the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).
New US National Security Adviser Paid by MKO“Today, a group has come to power (in the US) whose major source of pride is having been paid by the MKO,” Jahangiri said in a speech in Shahriar in Tehran Province on Tuesday.
They (US officials) are wrong to assume that the Iranian nation will give in to their threats against the Islamic Republic, the first vice-president added.
He went on to say that Iranians strongly hate the MKO because the terror group has killed 17,000 people of the country.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would appoint Bolton as his national security adviser. Bolton, a former US ambassador to the United Nations, advocates regime change in Iran.