RNA - The Intelligence Ministry declared that a large anti-Revolution network operating to intensify the negative effects of the US unilateral sanctions as part of Washington's psychological warfare against Iran was identified and dismantled by the agents of the security body.
The heads of the network have been arrested in the Eastern province of South Khorassan and the Central province of Alborz, according to the ministry.
Early in June, a senior member of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said that Washington aims to launch psychological warfare in Iran through offering renegotiation.
"The Americans have adopted the carrot and stick policy and they are beating the drums of war on one hand, and speak of negotiations, on the other hand," Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini told FNA.
He stressed that the US is lying both about its preparedness for war and negotiations, saying that they fear any war against Iran and are no trustworthy partner for talks and therefore, both issues are irrelevant.
"The Americans' goal is launching psychological war in Iran," Naqavi Hosseini warned.
In April, Iran's Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei dismissed any possibility for Iran to negotiate with the US.
According to Fars News Agancy, he referred to escalating pressures from the US to bring Iran back to the table of negotiations, and stressed, "By returning to the negotiation table, they mean we negotiate with the US. We will not negotiate with US officials. Because there is no point negotiating and it is detrimental."
The Supreme Leader assured his audience that Iran welcomes negotiations with any other governments, and asserted, "Otherwise we have no problems negotiating with others or with Europeans. In negotiating with others and with Europeans, our only concern is the issue to be negotiated."
Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized that the Islamic Republic will never trade its core values, and maintained, "We will not negotiate on the core issues of the Revolution. Negotiations on this issue implies trading; that is, they mean we give up on our defensive capabilities. We will not negotiate our military capability."
The Supreme Leader described negotiations as a pretext the United States uses to pressure Iran, and held, "The US tactic is to enhance their strategy of pressuring Iran. They want to cash in on the pressures through negotiation."