They are also attacking the BBC Persian and VOA Persian and are alluding fingers at foreigners and colonial powers (as usual).
That stealth offensive is widely credited with stopping Iran from attacking U.S. forces as they left Iraq.
By condemning Asali for such meetings, his critics are attacking someone who talks the talk and walks the walk.
c.1600, from French attaquer (16c.), from Florentine Italian attaccare (battaglia) "join (battle)," thus the word is a doublet of attach, which was used 15c.-17c. also in the sense now reserved to attack. Related: Attacked; attacking.
1660s, from attack (v.). Cf. Middle English attach "a seizure or attack" (of fever), late 14c.
attack at·tack (ə-tāk')
An episode or onset of a disease, often sudden in nature.