Spokesman Raps German FM’s Irresponsible Comments on Iran Riots
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi denounced the “interventionist” and “irresponsible” remarks that German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass has made about the recent unrest in Iran.
In a statement on Thursday, Mousavi said such irresponsible and meddlesome remarks cannot remedy the negligence of certain European countries in fulfilling their commitments under the JCPOA and their passive stance towards the US economic terrorism against Iran.
“The world public opinion has not yet forgotten the country that armed former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein with chemical warfare, which was used against Iranians and their Iraqi neighbors during the war imposed on Iran,” the spokesman added.
Mousavi also noted that the world still remembers how the German riot police suppressed protesters on the eve of the two-day G20 summit in Hamburg back in July 2017, and how weapons are being funneled by some European states to the Middle East, where they have brought about nothing other than war crimes, destruction and massacre of women and innocent children as seen in Yemen.
“Berlin is expected to put honoring the fundamental principles of human rights on its agenda discreetly, comprehensively and neutrally, instead of taking unprofessional and biased positions,” he added, according to the Foreign Ministry’s website.
Mousavi further underlined the Iranian government’s resolve to hear the different views and opinions of its people, and said, “The Islamic Republic of Iran sharply distinguishes enemies, those behind the murder of innocent people and their foreign sponsors from protesters during the recent unrest and riots in the country.”
“Based on the results of its probes and investigations, the country will make the necessary decisions in a bid to respect the Iranian people’s rights and ensure sustainable security,” he added.
His remarks came after Mass claimed that hundreds of people had been killed during the recent riots in Iran, and criticized the Iranian security forces for using force against rioters and anarchists.