Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has hit back at US State Secretary Mike Pompeo for expressing concern over a false report on transfer of Iranian missiles to Iraq.
“The US state secretarys expression of concern over the alleged transfer of Iranian missiles to Iraq and violation of [UN] Security Council 2231 Resolution is really awkward and [an attempt] to deceive public opinion,” Qassemi told ILNA on Sunday.
“The US State Secretary has not only deceived public opinion over a baseless issue such as transfer of missiles, but is citing a resolution that has nothing to do with such invalid issues,” Qassemi said.
The interesting point is that the US has cited a resolution that has been breached by itself, he went on to say.
Stressing the need for the US to refrain from interfering in Iraq’s internal affairs, Qassemi said that “the US military presence in the region is the main cause of instability and insecurity in this region.”
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is the main actor in creating stability and security in this region and it is on the front line of the battle against terrorism and extremism,” he said.
“Today, Iran and Iraq have best-ever ties and the US divisive policies cannot hamper long-standing historic, cultural and political relations between the two countries,” he said.