Iran says Bolton pick as national security adviser a ‘matter of shame’

Iranian officials Sunday described Leader Trump’s decision to appoint Ruben Bolton national security adviser because shameful and a sign that Wa intends to overthrow the Tehran theocracy.

The semi-official Fars information agency quoted Ali Shamkhani, admin of the country’s Supreme National Safety Council, as saying that for an “apparent superpower it is a matter of pity that its national security agent receives wages from a terrorist team. ” Shamkhani was referring to Bolton’s attendance at a gathering of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) opposition group in 2017.

Furthermore on Sunday, Hossein Naghavi Hosseini, spokesman for the influential parliamentary panel on national security and international policy, told the semi-official ISNA news agency that Bolton’s scheduled appointment, as well as that of former CIA key Mike Pompeo to secretary associated with state, “proves that the final Oughout. S. purpose is overthrowing the particular Islamic Republic. ” He additional that the U. S. will use MEK to achieve that aim.

The U. S. taken out MEK from its list of foreign terrorist organizations in 2012.

Shamkhani also said efforts by the U. S. to deteriorate Iran have only “laid the particular groundwork for improving the power plus influence” of Iran.

Trump said Thurs he would appoint Bolton to the posting as his administration faces a vital decision on whether to pull from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Bolton, a former U. S. ambassador towards the United Nations, advocates regime change within Iran and is opposed to the nuclear deal.