Iran Dismisses US Abduction Allegations as "Ridiculous"
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh rejected the US allegations of a failed attempt to abduct an Iranian national residing in New York as "baseless and ridiculous".
"This new claim by the US government whose animosity towards Iran is crystal clear and not unknown to anyone is so baseless and ridiculous that it is not really worth answering," Khatibzadeh said on Wednesday in reaction to the earlier reports on Tuesday that said the US prosecutors had charged four Iranians with plotting to kidnap a New York-based Iranian national Masih Alinejad.
"This is not the first time that the United States resorts to such Hollywood-like scenarios, the sole purpose of which is to desperately revitalize its burnt and discredited [intelligence] agents," he added.
Head of France-based Anti-Iran Media Ruhollah Zam, who had played a major role in provoking violent riots and armed attacks on government and military centers and collaborated with foreign spy agencies, and was executed in December 2020, had said that Alinejad "is a sentimental and minor role player of no significance".
Other reports also said that Alinejad is supported by the US government financially to foment unrests and provoke civil disobedience among the Iranian people.