US Looking for Ploys to Disrupt Economy

US Looking for Ploys to Disrupt Economy US Looking for Ploys to Disrupt Economy

A lawmaker says the United States is itself a major sponsor of rebel groups and terrorists and always is in search of pretexts to undermine the Iranian economy.

Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi made the remarks on Sunday and dismissed the recent claims by US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tehran's support for terrorism, Press TV reported.

"Since the US is a known enemy of the Islamic Republic, it is looking for pretexts with regard to Iran's economic issues and activities under the current circumstances," Boroujerdi said.

He was of the opinion that such measures by the Washingtonian rulers, who hardly make a secret of their unending animosity towards Iran and its economic development plans, would be futile.

  Unreal View

"The Americans are clearly among the blatant examples of state terrorism and supporters of terrorists and extremist groups across continents. They, however, have an unreal view of the Islamic Republic."

The MP criticized US double standards when it comes to fighting terrorism, saying Washington never misses an opportunity to undermine Tehran.

"On the one hand the US regards itself as a leader in the fight against terrorism, on the other it provides terrorist groups in the [Middle East] region with full support."

He did not name any groups. But Tehran has often complained that successive US administrations have, as a matter of policy, offered overt and covert support to ultra-extremist groups and rebels in some Arab countries, Israel and Central America.

Late last month Kerry said the Obama administration will hold Iran accountable for its alleged sponsorship of terrorism. However, at the same time he expressed the hope that promotion of trade with Iran through transactions such as the Boeing deal would cause "transformation" in the country.

"Doing business is one of the best ways to create interests and vested purpose, if you will, in furthering transformation," he said at the Aspen Institute's Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado. In a statement on June 21, US aviation giant Boeing confirmed a major plane purchase order placed by Iran's flag-carrier Iran Air.

The Chicago-based manufacturer said it had signed a deal with Iran Air "under authorizations from the US government following a determination that Iran had met its obligations under the nuclear accord reached last summer."

Iran Air has reportedly said it wants to buy the new generation of the Boeing 737, as well as the 300ER and 900 versions of the Boeing 777.