Iran Slams Arab League Summit’s Final Statement
TEHRAN - Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman has blasted the final statement of the Arab League summit, rejecting the allegations made against the Islamic Republic in some parts of it.
In a statement on Sunday, Bahram Qasemi reiterated Iran’s principled policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries.
Qasemi also expressed deep regret over some parts of the final statement of the Arab League summit which was held in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
“As in previous statements, once again baseless allegations and false claims have been made against the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Qasemi said, stressing that the statement has ignored the facts on the ground and failed to identify the exact causes of regional crises.
There were high expectations that the meeting would take a positive step towards regional convergence in identifying the key factors of restoring stability and peace to the region, apart from adoption of repetitive double standards, Qasemi noted.
However, he added, the dark shadow of Saudis’ destructive policies is evident over the final statement of the summit.
He emphasized that the Greater and Lesser Tunbs, and Abu Musa islands belong to Iran reiterating that the efforts of some southern neighbors to create fake names for these islands is a baseless, useless and essentially false claim.
Qasemi strongly condemned such claims as outdated and ineffective, and called them an instance of interference in Iran’s internal affairs.