Iran Dismisses Obama’s ‘Unfounded’ Remarks
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham on Saturday dismissed as “baseless” recent anti-Iran remarks by US President Barack Obama, saying such threats are against international principles.
Obama in a letter addressed to New York Democratic representative Jerrold Nadler vowed that the US will continue to keep economic pressure on Iran – and keep military options open – if a nuclear deal with Tehran goes ahead.
Afkham rejected the remarks, saying military threats are in contradiction to the United Nations Charter and principles, and would bring about international liability for the US administration and officials.
Such “repetitive” claims by US officials against Iran are in line with the interests of Zionist regime of Israel, and indicate the deep confusion and uncertainty of Americans in determining their national interests, Afkham stated.
She further described Israel as the main source of instability and terrorism in the Middle East, and deplored the US administrations’ supports for the Israeli regime and for terrorist groups.
In similar remarks in early August, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif downplayed repetitive anti-Iran remarks by Western officials, saying that they had better make a change in their policies.
“The shaky foundation of the dangerous and invalid project of Iranophobia has collapsed,” Zarif said in a statement released in reaction to an address by US President, where he had once again repeated his anti-Iran remarks.
“Efforts to breathe new life into it (the Iranophobia project) would find no buyer in the world and the region, and would just help the sellers of lethal weapons gain huge profits,” the Iranian minister added.