US Crimes against Iran Never Slip into Oblivion: MP
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior lawmaker described antagonism between the US and Iran as deep-rooted and ingrained, saying the crimes by the White House against the country will remain fresh in the collective mind of the Iranian nation.
Speaking to Tasnim on Friday, Mohammad Saleh Jokar, member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iran's parliament, said the Iranians are now wary of Washington’s spiteful purposes after they have witnessed a long record of US crimes and deceptive practices against the Islamic Republic.
The US atrocities are imprinted on the Iranian nation’s mind forever, he added.
The lawmaker also said the enmity between Iran and the US has its roots in the nature of the two sides, arguing that the differences would be alleviated once either of the sides decides to bring about a change in its nature.
"Our enmity with the US is not a superficial, shallow one that can be settled easily, but it is an inherent one... This enmity could be reduced, and relations established, when one of the sides changes its nature," he said.
The Islamic Revolution will never change its nature, Jokar asserted, noting that the Americans do not seem to make any changes to their nature and attitude towards Iran either.
In relevant remarks on October 14, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri said the US plots against Iran are indelibly imprinted on the psyche of the nation, and added that Iranians of all political stripes are unanimous in their opposition to the US and Israel.
“The common ground between the Iranian people with various political affiliations is opposition to the US and the occupying regime of Israel,” the commander said at the time.
“The long list of America's crimes, plots and insults will always remain in the Iranian nation’s historical memory,” he stressed.
On November 4, 1979, and in less than a year after the victory of the Islamic Revolution that toppled a US-backed monarchy, Iranian university students that called themselves "students following the line of (the late) Imam (Khomeini)" seized the US embassy in Tehran.
The students justified the takeover by insisting that the compound had become a center of espionage and planning to overthrow the newly established Islamic system in Iran.
The students occupying the embassy later published documents proving that the compound was indeed engaged in plans and measures to overthrow the Islamic system.
Every year on the 13th day of the Iranian month of Aban (November 4), the Iranian nation, particularly the students, hold rallies across the country to mark the day.
Recent revelations of spying and phone tapping by the US against many countries, even its close allies,vindicate the Iranian nation's assertions that the US embassy in Tehran was a "den of espionage."