Top security official: US seeking to force Iran into collapse

FNA – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani warned of Washington’s plots to disintegrate the country, stressing the Iranian nation’s capability to defeat the US.

“The US is seeking to disintegrate Iran’s territorial integrity and seeks decomposition and weakening of modern Iran which is powerful and is present in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea,” Shamkhani said, addressing a forum in the Southern city of Ahvaz on Wednesday.

He underlined the Iranian nation’s vigilance and power to thwart the US plots, saying they will defeat US President Donald Trump, who has re-imposed sanctions against the country.

In relevant remarks last December, Senior Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian warned that the danger of disintegration threatens all the regional states.

The Zionists and their allies have plotted to disintegrate the regional states so that Israel will have the upper hand, Amir Abdollahian was quoted as saying by the Iranian media.

“Saudi Arabia is also among the countries which are threatened by the danger of disintegration,” he added.

Noting that Iran supports Saudi Arabia’s unity and territorial integrity as it did in Iraq, Amir Abdollahian said, “There is a danger of disintegration and it is so serious that we cannot say that Saudi Arabia won’t experience this danger in future.”

Also, in May 2017, Senior Advisor to the Iranian leader for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati underlined that his country had focused all its efforts on foiling plots to weaken and disintegrate the regional states.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran aims to prevent the regional countries’ weakening and disintegration and it can play an important role in line with international peace and stability,” Velayati said in a meeting with German Deputy Foreign Minister Markus Ederer in Tehran.

He underlined that Iran had always stood against enemy plots in the region and fought against terrorism to strengthen global peace and stability.

Velayati, meantime, voiced regret that certain countries were not interested in resolving regional problems and rather seek to further complicate them.