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Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast on Saturday said that accusations US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made about Iran were "incredible," the Iranian Students' News Agency (IRNA) reported.
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Clinton's unawareness on Iran is not a new issue. We recommend her and
other US officials to keep out of interference and occupation of other
countries as well as suppression and dictatorship inside the US instead
of accusing others," the spokesman was quoted as saying in the report.
was a response to an interview Clinton gave to BBC Persian on Thursday
in which she said, among other things, that Iran was morphing into a
"It’s been a little confusing because we’re not quite sure who makes decisions anymore inside of Iran," Clinton said.
"There is a lot of evidence," to support allegations of an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US, Clinton
said, citing: The confession of Manssor Arbabsiar, the 56-year-old
Iranian American held in custody for the plot, information from the
supposed Mexican gang member that the Arbabsiar tried to hire to carry
out the assassination, phone records between the two and overseas money
wires traceable to the Quds Force in Iran.
Addressing the bizarre nature of "what seems like the most absurd" plot,
Clinton pointed to "a pattern of increasingly reckless behavior by the
Quds Force over the past years," including the use of proxy terrorist
groups like Hezbollah.
Clinton also said there was "reason to believe" that the Quds Force was
involved in the assassination of Saudi security official Hassan
al-Qahtani in Karachi, Pakistan on May 16.
While the problems with Iran are immense, nuclear negotiations are not
off the table, Clinton added.
"We do not want a conflict with Iran but we do want to see the rulers of
Iran change their outlook and their behavior."