Iran Rejects Allegations Raised in Saudi-Egyptian Statement

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has categorically dismissed the accusations raised against the Islamic Republic in part of a joint statement by Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

In a Wednesday statement, Qassemi rejected such accusations as baseless and unwarranted, saying that such moves amount to insistence on the destructive mistakes of the past.

Qassemi underlined that the Islamic Republic of Iran regards the rehashing of groundless accusations against it by certain regional countries as a reason for their failure to face the realities in the region and the world.

“It is regrettable that diplomatic and political meetings between the officials of certain countries in our region has, instead of leading to the settlement of problems and getting out of the long drawn-out current situation, turned into an arena for levelling unfounded accusations against other regional countries,” said Qassemi.

He said the repetition of imaginary charges and insistence on a mistake which has already been tested several times and proven futile will have no outcome other than a vicious circle of problems in the region.

At a time when the Middle East needs logic and realism, such moves will drag the region into long-running enmity, antagonizing others and making false threats, which will only lead to backwardness, divergence and abuse by enemies and ill-wishers, he added.

“The accusation that Iran is meddling in regional countries is condemned, in any form and by anybody, and the Islamic Republic of Iran has always prioritised its neighbours in its foreign policy, and has tried, in one way or another, to help resolve regional disputes and boost convergence and establish security and stability in the region,” he said.


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