Kuwait’s move disappointing, unconstructive: Ghasemi

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TEHRAN, Jul. 21 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi has described the decision of the Arab country to reduce the number of diplomats in Kuwait as unconstructive and a source of disappointment.

“Considering the regional developments in the Persian Gulf and the new equations formed between the states of the Persian Gulf, the move made by the government of Kuwait is disappointing and unconstructive," Ghasemi told IRNA correspondent on Friday.

“Iran has repeatedly rejected the accusations of being involved in the interior affairs of the countries of the region and takes these inappropriate claims as instillations and plots of the enemies of friendly ties between the countries of the region,” asserted the Iranian diplomat.

“The policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran towards its neighbors have always been based on neighborliness and respect to the sovereignty of other states,” reaffirmed Mr. Ghasemi.

He advised the Kuwaiti officials to be watchful of satanic plots of the malevolent enemies of the region whose wrong policies have been repeatedly defeated in the region.    

Iranian Ambassador to Kuwait Alireza Enayat was summoned to Kuwait’s ministry of foreign affairs on Thursday and was informed that the Islamic Republic had to reduce its diplomatic staff in the Persian Gulf state and close down some of its technical offices following a court ruling last year that implicated some Iranians in a spying case known as the “Abdali cell.”

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