Foreign Ministry rejects Arab League’s ‘absurd’ allegations against Iran
In a statement on Thursday, Saeed Khatibzadeh lamented the continuation of the vicious cycle of spreading anti-Iranian allegations and the tenacity of the Arab League to maintain such a strategy.
Khatibzadeh said such unnecessary steps run counter to recent moves by the other side to communicate and engage in regional diplomacy with the Islamic Republic.
He refuted “repeated and false” accusations of Iranian interference in the internal affairs of other nations made by states that have “a long history of tension and warmongering”, particularly in Yemen and other parts of West Asia and North Africa.
Such ‘tired statements’ are an obstacle to building ties between Iran and its neighbours, says the spokesperson, who reiterated Iran’s long-standing position that misunderstandings between neighbors must be resolved through diplomatic channels. In this regard, he called on neighboring countries to engage in dialogue.
Khatibzadeh also rejected the Arab League’s territorial claims to three southern Iranian islands, saying Iran has always operated in accordance with its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and any foreign interference in this area is unacceptable.
Preserving Iran’s nuclear achievements and defense capabilities, according to the Iranian diplomat, is one of the country’s strategic priorities, and such statements will never impact the country’s nuclear energy program .