Iran slams US VP’s anti-Iran comments

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Iran Foreign Ministry on Tuesday denounced recent comments by the United States vice president, calling them an attempt to promote Iranophobia.

Mike Pence in a recent address at a meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) said, "This administration has put Iran on notice. America will no longer tolerate Irans attempts to destabilize the region and jeopardize Israels security."

Reacting comments by Pence, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said that his words were aimed at promoting Iranophobia and were indicative of continuing US hostile policies against the Iranian people and government.

"Irans nuclear program is quite transparent and all the reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regarding Irans nuclear activities show that they remain to have a peaceful and transparent nature," Ghasemi said.

The Foreign Ministry spokesman slammed Washington for its support of the Zionist regime and helping Tel Aviv produce and stockpile hundreds of nuclear warheads.

"The Zionist regime is the real source of instability and insecurity both in the region and across the world," Ghasemi said.

Referring to Irans attempts to develop its missile program, he urged that the program has a sole defensive and deterring nature.

"Irans missile program is quite defensive and it aims at deterrence and tends not to be against any nation," he said.

The Foreign Ministry spokesman also said that to strengthen its defensive power, the Islamic Republic of Iran is not going to ask for others advice, neither is it going to allow any interventions.


*Source: MFA









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