Last-Ditch Attempts by Int’l Warmongers Will Not Mislead Iranians

Last-Ditch Attempts by Int’l Warmongers Will Not Mislead Iranians Last-Ditch Attempts by Int’l Warmongers Will Not Mislead Iranians

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called attention to an anti-Iran psychological operation by the Saudi-Israeli-US axis that resulted in the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist, saying the Iranian nation will never be misled by the last-ditch struggles of notorious international warmongers.
“The architects and advocates of the failed policy of maximum pressure are trying to use the final days of [US President Donald] Trump’s regime to generate tensions and harm the environment created for the removal of repressive sanctions,” Zarif said in a post on his Instagram account on Monday. 
The Iranian foreign minister highlighted US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Saudi city of Neom on Nov. 23, which has been confirmed by various Israeli and other media reports.
Zarif said the developments are all indicative of such a conspiracy, which culminated in the cowardly and terrorist act of the assassination of one of Iran’s top scientists.
He added that a counter-intelligence campaign and a purposeful psychological warfare were launched in tandem with this terrorist act, in the delusive hope that the evil plans of Pompeo, Netanyahu and bin Salman to create tensions would materialize. 
“As soon as the news of Fakhrizadeh’s assassination broke in Iranian media outlets on Friday, Israeli media were falsely cited as claiming that the scientist’s name had been leaked to Israel’s Mossad spy agency by a UN list,” Zarif said.
“In fact, it is just the opposite. The IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] had been notified of Fakhrizadeh’s identity in mid-2000s by the US and Zionist regime, and his name had been mentioned in the list of individuals subject to sanctions under the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1747 adopted on March 24, 2007.”



Targeted Twitter Campaign 

Zarif said an analysis of keywords of the 10,000 tweets posted within the first few hours after the assassination shows that about 79% of them were aimed at provoking internal divisions, namely by claiming opposition to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and cooperation with IAEA and related negotiations.
“Only 21% of the remaining tweets were directed at the masterminds and perpetrators of the heinous crime,” he said, using charts to present the data.
Zarif noted that interestingly, nearly 93% of such tweets had been posted from fake and anonymous accounts with a history of less than a year and were mostly of foreign origin.
Nevertheless, Iran’s authorities and vigilant people will never be deceived by the last-ditch struggles of “international terrorists and extremist Zionist warmongers”, and will maintain their solidarity and unity in the face of the economic war being waged by Trump and his allies, Zarif stressed. 

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