Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has dismissed the groundless allegations raised by US National Intelligence Director Dan Coats about the danger of Iran’s regional influence.
In a Thursday statement, Qassemi slammed as “worn-out” and “baseless” the claims raised by Coats about the US concerns over Iran’s influence in the region, adding that no country has tried as much as Iran did to ensure stability and peace in the Middle East.
“Such remarks [by American officials] are rooted in the US policy and approach of creating and promoting false and self-fabricated threats and terror in different parts of the world, particularly in the Middle East,” he added.
“This is a profitable policy for Washington and a destabilizing one for the world and West Asia,” Qassemi noted, stressing that understanding and confronting such a policy requires the farsightedness and vigilance of all regional leaders and nations.
The Iranian spokesman’s statement came after Coats framed global cyber-security threats in stark terms on Tuesday, saying, “Russia, China, Iran and North Korea pose the greatest global cyber-threats.”