Two Iranians Respond to Assassination Plot

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

People in Iran and Iranian-Americans are reacting to news of the United States's accusation that the Iranian government backed a plan to assassinate a Saudi ambassador on U.S. soil. Siamak Kalhour hosts two Persian-language radio programs on the AM radio in Los Angeles. Kalhour has lived in the U.S. for 30 years and opens his lines to Iranian-Americans daily basis on his radio program. He talks about the developing situation on the foiled terror plot. Dr. Mohammad Marandi is head of North American studies at the University of Tehran. He believes the assassination is made up by the United States, and says the rest of the world is too quick to believe American lies.

Guests:

Siamak Kalhour and Dr. Mohammad Marandi

Comments [8]

Alex

It definetly is not a coincidence that our Attorney general was subpoened to testify before congress about his lying with respect to the fast and furious program

Oct. 13 2011 02:53 PM
Sasan Taymourian from NY, NY

I agree completely with Professor Marandi. The story is silly and it's simply an excuse to cause further tension in order that the US government can score a few points. We have heard to many lies and we have been fooled by too many lies in the past few years to accept this one.

Oct. 13 2011 04:54 AM
Sasan Taymourian from New York

I agree completely with Professor Marandi. The story is silly and it's simply an excuse to cause further tension in order that the US government can score a few points. We have heard to many lies and we have been fooled by too many lies in the past few years to accept this one.

Oct. 13 2011 04:52 AM
Alis T from California

Dr. Marandi is prioritization his Iranian citizenship to his American one.He will lose his neck if not; other wise he sounded educated enough to know whoever truly is responsible for this crime should be condemn loud and clear. To me more sanctions on Iran won't do any good to anyone. They will run their affairs under the table with whoever they can benefit from. We should know this by now.

Oct. 13 2011 02:53 AM
CourtneyB from California

Respectfully, the notion that Obama would like to battle with Iran in order to boost his election status is just silly. The stakes in any conflict with Iran are too high. We know of their nuclear weapon capability and did not respond with action in regard to that circumstance, so how would it make sense that a plot against Saudi Arabia would be the justifiable catalyst for conflict? There is too much at stake to lodge false complaints against Iran. I don't disagree that US "intelligence" is not without fault, but let's not be so naive as to think Iran isn't testing the waters, so to speak, in terms of the destruction they can wreck on US soil. Has anyone listened to the rants of their mad president?

Oct. 12 2011 09:38 PM
Sherman from NYC

I don't believe this assassination plot story for one second. Obama is worried about his re-election. That's what this is all about.

Oct. 12 2011 04:53 PM
geral from usa

The phony 'Iran Plot' story is a distraction from fbi incompetence and at the same time prepares the world for an attack on Iran by USA or 'Isreal?'

http://www.sosbeevfbi.com/911caneasilyrevi.html

http://www.sosbeevfbi.com/part4-worldinabo.html

http://barbarahartwellvscia.blogspot.com/2008/09/cointelpro-revisited-part-one.html


A nation and its people who deliberately engage in the systematic conquest, subjugation, torture, imprisonment and killing of others must by the laws of physics and divine nature have the same calamities delivered upon themselves.

Oct. 12 2011 11:18 AM
CourtneyB from California

It's interesting how defensive Dr. Morandi was on this issue. As much as the good doctor is convinced that Iran is not involved in this plot, I am not so certain the US would be willing to stick their neck out against Iran without significant evidence supporting their involvement. It's just too sticky of a diplomatic situation to do so. As an "American-Iranian", as Dr. Morandi claims to be, I was a little taken aback at his repeated insistence that "Iran was not involved". It seemed he had already taken sides in this discussion and I am not sure enough information is available to do so. As Mr. Kalhor suggested, I would think it more prudent to look at more evidence in this situation before anyone is accused or absolved of involvement. Regardless, any act of violence or terror, certainly that attempted on United States soil, is simply unacceptable and while I am not prepared to support a war against Iran, I certainly believe they need to know we won't sit by and let them commit crimes against us, or anyone for that matter, especially on our own soil.

Oct. 12 2011 08:15 AM

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