Political researcher and analyst Mohammad Sadeq Kushki speaking to Mehr News Agency provided comments on the upcoming anniversary of the siege of the US Embassy in Tehran and said "Zarif must march ahead of the November 4 protestors, because his smile was answered with harsh response.”
Pointing to pre-revolution Iran-US relations, he stated "The presence of the US in Iran was completely negative. The occupation of our country by the US and the Allied forces, Britain and the Soviet Union, in August and September 1941 included immodest behavior. The US would act inappropriately, so much as to violate the country’s independence as well as the moral norms of our society.”
Kushki also blamed the US and Allies as the causes for the Iranian famine during the WWII. He further condemned US support behind the 1951 coup, calling the era one of infamous despotism.