The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman strongly denounces an anti-Iran final communiqué that was recently released at the end of joint meeting between the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the UK.
The GCC’s foreign ministers met with Britain’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss in Chevening, England, on Monday. After the meeting, they issued a joint statement, in which they voiced “grave concern” about Iran’s regional activities and, what they called, “nuclear escalation” by the country.
Speaking on Wednesday, the ministry’s spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh, called the claims that were made through the statement “baseless” and “hackneyed.”
He denounced the allegations as a measure taken by certain circles “which are worried about creation of an atmosphere of interaction and cooperation among the regional countries.”
The Islamic Republic, he said, has always played a “responsible role” in boosting peace and stability in the region.
“Based on its strategic standpoint and principled policy, the Islamic Republic’s government considers the means of resolution of the regional problems to lie in interaction and cooperation, and therefore welcomes whatever constructive initiative in this area,” Khatibzadeh asserted.
He, meanwhile, denounced Western countries for fanning the flames of tension and humanitarian crises in the region by flooding modern weaponry to some regional countries.
Commenting on the claim made about the “nuclear escalation,” Khatibzadeh said contrary to the unfounded allegations, Iran has invariably remained committed to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement,” which stipulates enhanced access to the Islamic Republic’s nuclear sites and snap inspections by the United Nations nuclear agency.