TEHRAN, Iran – Iran called the appointment of former U. N. Ambassador John Bolton to the role of the National security adviser of the United States “a disgrace,” Iranian media reported on Sunday.
The report of the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the land of the Supreme National security council, as to say for an “apparent” superpower, it is a matter of shame that his national security adviser, will receive the pay of a terrorist group,” referring to Bolton attending a meeting of the Iranian opposition group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) group in 2017.
The AMERICAN removed MEK from the list of foreign terrorist organizations in 2012.
Shamkhani also said that the attempts by the US to Iran to weaken only the “laid the foundation for the improvement of the power and influence” of Iran. Bolton calls for regime change in Iran, and is in contrast to 2015’s Iran nuclear deal.
Also on Sunday, Hossein Naghavi Hosseini, spokesman of the influential parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy, told the semi-official news agency ISNA that Bolton’s appointment, as well as that of former CIA chief Mike Pompeo, the AMERICAN Minister of foreign affairs, “proves that the U.S. goal is the overthrow of the Islamic Republic of Iran).” He added that the U.S. will use MEK to achieve that goal.
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would appoint Bolton to the post as his government faces an important decision about whether or not to pull the Iran nuclear deal.