General James Conway said the Islamic Republic is actively helping terrorists around the world carry out brutal massacres in US and European cities.
General Conway, who was the commander of the US Marine Corps from 2006 to 2010, praised US President Donald Trump’s approach to the regime.
In October, Trump vowed to scrap the nuclear agreement – officially the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – saying Iran was not complying with the terms of the nuclear pact.
Speaking to Daily Star Online, General Conway said he is “not surprised” at evidence that has recently come to light that Iran is providing support for Al-Qaeda.
This alliance was laid bare in a recently-released trove of documents that were found in September 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan hide-out in 2011.
He said: “I am not surprised at all [that Iran is supporting Al-Qaeda].
“Iran is one of the four states that has not given up on using terrorism as a source of national power. I think Tehran regime will resort to any nefarious means that they think is useful in their efforts.
“Although they might seem to be dogs and cats in regards to origins of Al-Qaeda and in light of Iran being a Shiite country, but for the Iran regime, it is finding common bed-fellows against a common cause and enemy.”
Gen. Conway also addressed a conference in Paris this weekend that was organised by the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI), which has repeatedly accused Iran of exporting Islamist fundamentalism around the world.
The PMOI is the largest and most active opposition movement in Iran that supports a totally secular political system in the country.
The organisation was also the first to expose the very existence of Iran’s nuclear programme two decades ago.
Gen. Conway also warned of potential attacks during holidays and anniversaries of significant events – such as the Twin Towers attacks.
He said: “I am always worried about [attacks]. I do not have any specific information but whenever you get around the holiday season, anytime you are around 9/11 – I mean special dates in their perspective – you cannot drop your guard.
“Al-Qaeda, ISIS and groups like that like nothing more than striking a major strike inside the US.”
But two months on from Trump threatening to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, it still remains in place.
Days ago, the US Congress missed the deadline for reimposing old nuclear-related sanctions on the country that would’ve killed the deal.
PMOI leader Maryam Rajavi has called on all western governments to designate the IRGC of Iran a “terrorist entity”.
The US has already blacklisted the IRGC, but European allies have yet to do the same.
Source » dailystar