US seeking to exploit coronavirus pandemic to commit ‘genocide’ in Iran: Analyst

March 28, 2020 in News by RBN Staff


by Mark Dankof

US President Donald Trump’s administration is exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to increase its domestic police powers, while also seeking to commit “genocide” against Iranians on behalf of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a political analyst and former US Senate candidate.

The US has a long history of harassing Iranian and Iranian-Americans in the US, many of whom have been academics charged with violating US sanctions against Iran.

In May 2018, the US reimposed widespread sanctions against the country after it withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

The sanctions also target much-need humanitarian aid from reaching the country despite an International Court of Justice ruling banning aid-related sanctions in 2018.

“The same [US] government that is committing these crimes against the people of Iran and exploiting this coronavirus pandemic for the benefit of the Israeli lobby and the Zionist [regime[ of Israel  is the same government that is very capable on turning its sword on American citizens and increasing its police state powers in this country,” said Mark Dankof, a former US Senate candidate who is also a broadcaster in San Antonio, Texas.

Many observers and human rights activists in the US have warned the American people about the steady growth of a police state in the country, Dankof told Press TV on Friday.