Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani announced that the West’s forged documents against the late founder of Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini has turned into a media and political scandal for them, adding that such fake moves are intended to normalize relations between Iran and the US.
“Although this deceitful act has turned into a media and political fiasco for them, it shows how much they need to make Iran diplomatically naïve,” Larijani said, addressing an open session of the parliament in Tehran on Tuesday.
His remarks came after certain western media, including BBC, allegedly reported that Imam Khomeini had sent secret messages to Washington before the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
The report claimed that the leader of the Iranian revolution effectively offered the Carter administration a deal to secure Washington’s interests.
Larijani said that the western media are seeking to create doubts in the authenticity of Imam Khomeini’s firm fight against the US, adding that all those who knew him before and after the Islamic Revolution have understood the fake nature of the western media report.
After the BBC released a report on the fake letter on June 3, former US National Security Council Adviser, Gary Sick, described it a “selective” report which contains several “factual errors” and worthless.
On June 4, Gary Sick published a piece on his personal blog about the authenticity of the report.
“Apart from selective quotations, there are some factual errors in the BBC report,” Sick wrote.