Iran’s Foreign Ministry rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May’s allegation that Iran has aggressive behavior in the region, saying London appears to have opted for old divisive polices again to appease certain Persian Gulf Arab states and sell them arms.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Wednesday hit back at May for her anti-Iran comments in a recent summit of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) in Bahrain.
May said at the summit that Britain would contribute to counteracting what she called “aggressive regional actions” from Iran, and unveiled plans for a four-billion-dollar military investment in the region for the next 10 years.
In response, the Iranian spokesman emphasized that states whose own irresponsible interference has spread insecurity, violence and extremism are in no position to accuse others of interfering in the Middle East affairs.
Slamming London’s “futile and unconstructive” policy of resorting to divisive measures to return to the region, Qassemi said the British premier, whose country’s interests have been at stake following evolution in ties with the EU, has made the anti-Iran comments at a PGCC meeting just to appease some Arab leaders.
These stances seem to be part of British attempts to clinch new deals with the Persian Gulf Arab states to sell them arms, which will eventually aggravate the crises and war crimes against people in Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, Iraq and other regional Muslim nations, he added.