Iran MPs denounce UK Cameron’s allegations against Tehran

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Iranian lawmakers have strongly condemned British prime minister’s recent allegations against the Islamic Republic in which he charged Iran with harboring terrorism.

In his address to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday night, David Cameron claimed that “Iran’s support for terrorist organizations” needs to change.

“The absurd remarks by the British prime minister at the United Nations General Assembly showed that…Britain, which has been pursuing the will of the US and the Zionists for a long time, has not understood the reality of the Islamic Revolution,” a statement signed by 224 Iranian lawmakers read on Sunday.

The legislators denounced Cameron’s “vile, offensive and meddlesome” remarks and expressed confidence that the Iranian administration and nation would in unison continue the path of protecting the independence of Iran.

On September 25, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham categorically rejected the British premier’s allegations and expressed regret that the UK government which has been supporting terrorist groups has passed an “inappropriate judgment” on Iran which has always been at the forefront of the campaign against the scourge of terrorism.

The Iranian lawmakers also hailed President Hassan Rouhani’s remarks at the UN General Assembly in support of the Iranian nation’s rights, particularly the country’s peaceful nuclear energy program.

“The president’s statements, which indicated the determination of the faithful and committed Iranian nation against the arrogant nature of hegemonic powers, conveyed this message that threats and sanctions have failed to affect…the resistance of this great nation,” the statement added.

Addressing the 69th annual session of the United Nations Assembly in New York on Thursday, President Rouhani said Iran’s nuclear case has no other solution but negotiation and “if there are parties that imagine other solutions to this issue,” they are greatly mistaken.

“Reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran is a historic opportunity for the West to prove that it is not against the progress and development of other [states],” said Rouhani, adding that a final agreement could convey a “message of peace” to the world.

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