Responding to Khalfan's remarks, Mohammad Javad Abtahi said, "Such hostile remarks by submissive US allies are in line with the US 'New Middle-East' plan," ICANA reported.
The plan also known as the "Greater Middle East" was first introduced in 2006 during George W. Bush's administration.
"The US has been pursuing the policy of partitioning Iran to undermine its strategic geopolitical and geo-strategic positions that threaten the US regional interests," he said.
"The US and Britain have always sought to disintegrate Iran so as to implement their hegemonic policies." Abtahi called for the government's strong response to prevent the recurrence of such moves in the future.
"The Islamic Republic's intelligence and armed forces should be wary of the plots of Iran's adversaries," he concluded.
This is while experts believe the unsound remarks of a low-ranking official of a small city are best ignored.