Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi denounced recent remarks by US President Donald Trump against the Islamic Republic as “improper, erroneous and irrelevant”.
Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Monday, Qassemi pointed to Trump’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia and his allegation against Iran on supporting terrorism, saying that Trump’s trip to a country that is “a safe haven” for terrorists and promotes violence and terrorism invalidates his claims.
Trump should answer how Iran, which has recently held “glorious elections”, promotes terrorism and a country that has open legal cases in the US courts (on terrorism charges) becomes his destination, the spokesman added.
“These improper, erroneous and irrelevant stances… are nothing new,” he said, adding that the remarks are unbelievable and unacceptable and an attempt to divert attention.
During his trip to Riyadh, Trump made accusations that Iran is supporting terrorism and destabilizing the Middle East region.
In recent years, the Middle East has been plagued with Takfiri terrorist groups like Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), which are believed to have been created and supported by the West and some regional Arab countries, including the Riyadh regime.
The remarks came as Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by a coalition led by the Saudi regime for more than two years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.
Yemen’s Legal Center of Rights and Development recently announced that the Saudi campaign has claimed the lives of over 12,000 Yemenis and left more than 20,000 others wounded.