Tehran was taken aback to see the plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington was foiled, and that all fingers were immediately pointed at the mullahs for being behind the scheme. They certainly hadn?t prepared for the possibility that the United States would ?lose no time to unravel the plot and Iran?s connection to it.
The mullahs did try hard to cover up the matter and their direct involvement in the assassination plot, but they were not successful. Instead, rather embarrassing for Tehran and its lobbies, it was soon found that the very high ranking Iranian authorities had spoken about the plot in the open and admitted planning of the event both before and after it was foiled.
Mohammad Karim Ebadi, a member of the Iranian Parliament (also member of?the Security and Foreign Affairs committee), spoke about the plot ?just before it was revealed by the US.
Speaking on October 11th, only a few hours before the plot was unraveled by the US government, Ebadi said: ?Today, the ?Islamic Republic of Iran has agents inside the Israeli capital, Tel aviv, who are ready to carry out their assigned missions when time comes.?
Speaking with the Iranian news agency, Ebadi said the Iranian Information system is very strong and well equipped and stressed: ?We have agents infiltrated in Tel aviv as well as in every other part of the occupied Qods. Our agents are from among muslem, christian and jewish communities. They are ready and waiting to carry out their missions when it becomes necessary.?
To make the matter even clearer, another Iranian high level authority spoke about Iran?s intentions on October 15th. Mehdi Taeb, Commander of the Ommar Military Base, said:? Should it be needed, we are strong enough to kill King Abdollah himself. So what is the need to try and kill a low ranking person.?
The terrorist threats made by the Tehran authorities are far more numerous if they are looked for. Tavakoli, another member of the Iranian parliament, was quoted on the Iranian website ?Alef?, when he threatened the Saudi government: ?I hope the day does not come, but should it be necessary to answer all the treasons and treacheries committed by the? Saudi family against the Iranian nation, the Iranian armed forces will ensure that the sacred land of Hejaz will get rid of the dirty name of the Saudi family.?
The fact is that Tehran?s terrorist activities are constantly spoken about by all levels of the regime?s hierarchy and with all such remarks, the mullahs lobbies in the U.S. and Europe have a difficult task to achieve in their attempt to deny all allegations against the mullahs.
To complete the picture of the mullahs in Iran, one might look at how Khomeini stressed in his own will that ?he would never forgive the crimes of the Saudis who are worse than the Americans.?