|1983 Bombing of the US Marine Baracks In Beirut Was Work Of Iran's Present Defense Minister|
Iranian Defense Minister, Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan was in charge of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces that helped Hezbollah blow up the U.S. Military barracks in Beirut killing 241 Marines. His hatred of the U.S. hasn't subsided as he recently told a TV interviewer that the U.S. is still the great Satan, and he has every intention of continuing to help terrorists.
On October 25, 1983, a Shiite suicide bomber detonated a water tanker at the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, killing 241 Marines; simultaneously, another Shiite suicide bomber blew up the French paratroopers’ barracks in Beirut, killing 58 soldiers. It was Mughniyeh who dispatched both bombers. The order to carry out the attacks was transmitted, and the funding and operational training provided, with the help of the Revolutionary Guard in Lebanon under the command of Hossein Dehghan.
Today despite the P5+1 deal with Iran the former terrorist is promising to help Hezbollah again:
Interviewer: "Will the U.S. remain "the Great Satan" even after the nuclear agreement, and for how long?"
[...] Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan: "Ayatollah Khomeini called the U.S. the 'Great Satan,' and there is nothing strange about it. This name was given on the basis of the principles of the holy Quran, which clearly points to Satanic characteristics, conduct, and goals. Since the end of World War II, the U.S. has dedicated itself to a policy of instigating strife, discord, and wars between the world's nations. They have occupied countries and carried out conspiracies all over. They have meddled in the affairs of others, and have toppled independent regimes. All these policies have been solely to serve American interests.
"The U.S. interfered in Iran in the middle of the 20th century, and brought down the democratically elected government of Mosaddegh. It did not hesitate to perpetrate the most abominable crimes against the Vietnamese and Korean peoples, as well as many other countries, because they refused to serve as its lackeys. When the U.S. administrations insist on a policy of arrogance towards others, it is only natural that the Iranian regime continues to view the U.S. as the 'Great Satan.'"
[...]The Americans "Have No Credibility And Do Not Keep Their Promises" Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan: "During the [nuclear] negotiations, they kept changing their positions. Their positions were not resolute, and therefore, we do not trust their positions. They have no credibility and do not keep their promises."
[...] "I think that today, it is the U.S. that faces isolation. This is because of its unstable positions and its attacks on weak countries."
[...]"Under No Circumstances Will We Refrain From Providing Material Support To The Resistance" Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan: "Hizbullah does not need us to supply them with rockets and arms. Israel and the U.S. need to know this. Today, Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, and Hizbullah have the capability of producing their own resources and weapons themselves. Nevertheless, we shall not refrain from supporting them."
[...]"They received the technology from us and from others, and today, they produce them themselves. I officially declare that under no circumstances will we refrain from providing material and moral support to Hizbullah, or to any group of the resistance to the U.S. and Israel.
"We say this loud and clear. We have declared this officially, and we intend to continue on this path."