Spokesperson raps about biased anti-Iranian allegations raised at Manama meeting – Reuters

In a statement released on Thursday, Nasser Kanaani dismissed baseless allegations made against Iran by two Arab officials in the Bahraini capital, Manama.

He described the claims as malicious and unconstructive that pursue particular goals and purposes, the Foreign Office website reported.

Kanaani called on the two countries to properly understand regional equations and pay attention to Iran’s stabilizing role and place in the West Asian region.

He also called futile the insistence of these countries to continue on the wrong path of Iranophobia, which is illogical and only serves the interests of the Zionist regime in the region.

The spokesman also stressed that Iran has an inalienable and legal right to stabilize and preserve its nuclear achievements and that the defense and missile capabilities of the Islamic Republic are in line with a strategic policy and its defensive doctrine which pose no threat to neighbors.

He further underscored Iran’s determination and goodwill to expand and preserve ties with neighbors as well as Islamic and Arab countries.

Kanaani finally described the Iranian administration’s increased efforts to this end as strong and clear proof of Tehran’s goodwill.

On Wednesday, Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah met with visiting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Manama, where they accused Iran of meddling in the affairs of Arab countries.

They also accused Tehran of disregarding the principles of good neighborliness and destabilizing activities.

Moreover, Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani repeated the anti-Iranian claims during a joint press conference with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry.

Iran reaffirmed its good neighbor policy in its relations with countries in the region, reassuring its neighbors that Tehran’s missile and nuclear programs are civilian in nature and serve the region’s security.

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