TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A prominent Iranian cultural analyst cautioned against Washington’s plot to take advantage of a recent nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers, saying the US is seeking to gradually permeate the Iranian society in the post-deal era.
“The (Iranian) officials should take infiltration (plot) serious and keep vigilance against it,” Hamidreza Moqaddamfar said in a televised interview on Tuesday night.
He added that if the US plot is not taken serious it would pose a danger to the country at the same level of a (military) threat.
“From a historical point of view, the infiltration that happened in the past was often in a security form, but today we are facing new forms of infiltration,” Moqaddamfar, who is also the Cultural head of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening noted.
Iran and six powers finalized the text of a lasting nuclear deal on July 14. Dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the accord would subject the parties to comply with a series of commitments, resulting in the termination of sanctions on Iran in exchange for certain restrictions on Tehran’s nuclear program during a defined period of time.
In similar remarks on Tuesday, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said there has been no slackening off in US hostility towards Iran.
Addressing a big crowd of Iranian students in Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that the US antagonistic attitude towards Iran has not changed a bit, but there are attempts to whitewash the issue.
“In recent years, some have attempted, either deliberately … or naively, to overlook the (Iranian) nation’s repeated experience (of US hostility), to portray a whitewashed image of the US and to pretend that if the Americans used to be an enemy of Iran one day, they have now stopped plotting (against Iran),” the Leader warned.
The purpose of these attempts, Imam Khamenei cautioned, is to cover up the true color of the enemy, so that the US could continue hostility in disguise and take the time to stab Iran in the back at a proper moment.