Iran harbinger of peace, fight against extremism

TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) – FM spokesman Ghasemi censured US anti-Iranian remarks, saying Iran as a democratic, stable country enjoying popular support is the harbinger of peace, good neighborliness and fight against violence and extremism in the world.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi was responding to remarks made by Trump during his visit to Saudi Arabia, in which the US president called on all nations to work towards isolating Iran and accused Tehran of aggravating the fires of sectarian conflict and terror.

“In less than 48 hours since the glorious elections in Iran, US president tried once again to make repetitive, baseless and meddling remarks to promote Iranophobia and continue America’s hostile policies against the Islamic Republic so that regional countries may be encouraged to buy more weapons from them,” Ghasemi said on Monday.

He went on to strongly censure the deceptive positions, meddling remarks, and destructive measures of the new US administration which are aimed at countering people’s control over the future of their own countries and cementing the position of Israeli regime in the region.

“Regrettably, certain countries in the Middle East have relied on support from major powers instead of their own people and capacities for regional cooperation. By doing so, they are moving toward the weakening and destruction of vital infrastructures of regional countries, such as the current dire situation in Yemen or Syria,” he said.

US hostile policies bolster and reinforce terrorist groups in the region as well as miscalculations of dictatorial states backing terrorism, he stressed.  

“Regional states would better make efforts to bring stability and prosperity for their people through respect to nations' rights to deciding their own future instead of spending billions of dollars from people’s wealth in exchange for US dubious supports,” he said.

US sponsoring of terrorism is so obvious that no one buys their attempts at blaming other countries for backing terrorism, he added.

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