Commander Hits Back at Kerry for Anti-Iran Allegations
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A top Iranian military official hit back at US Secretary of State John Kerry for accusing Iran of adopting threatening regional policies, saying Washington itself is notorious for wreaking havoc in the Middle East region and killing thousands of people.
In comments on Sunday, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri likened the US to a cancerous tumor in the Middle East, saying the sole remedy to the regional woes would be expelling American forces from the region.
Reacting to John Kerry’s remarks about Iran’s so-called unconstructive role in the region, Jazayeri said such spiteful comments do not solve the White House’s problems.
In a recent interview with the Foreign Affairs, Kerry accused Iran of engagement in “Yemen and supporting Assad and supporting Hezbollah and firing missiles that people deem to be threatening.” He also expressed the hope that “Iran will rejoin the community of nations in constructive ways to try to make the region more stable and bring peace to places that need it.”
In reaction, General Jazayeri said the bloody wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen, the continued occupation of Palestine by Zionists, the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s, the conflicts in Lebanon and Bahrain, and many other crises that have left thousands of people killed and injured are only part of the results of policies adopted by the US evil government toward the region.
The only way for the US to get out of the impasse in the Middle East is to admit its “strategic mistakes and accept responsibility for thousands of criminal acts” in the region, leave Southwest Asia and rid the regional nations of its devilish presence, the commander concluded.