Jul 20, 2015, 10:39 PM
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Iranian envoy blasts US ambassador to UN for anti-Iran remarks

Tehran, July 20, IRNA – Iran's Ambassador to the UN Gholam Ali Khoshrou strongly criticized the US Ambassador to UN Samantha Power for her allegations against Iran and accusing Tehran of 'destabilizing the region and supporting terrorism'.

Addressing the United Nations Security Council on Monday, Khoshrou strongly reacted to the statements of the US ambassador to the UN.

'Before, I conclude, let me briefly thank all the Ambassadors who supported JCPOA and also those countries that helped the deal happen and react to some baseless accusations leveled by some of previous speakers.'

'It is ironic that the distinguished Ambassador of the United States (Samantha Power) accused my Government of destabilizing the region and terrorism.'

The country that invaded two countries in our region and created favorable grounds for the growth of terrorism and extremism is not well placed to raise such an accusation against my country, Khoshrou said.

He noted that feckless and reckless acts of the United States in our region for so many years are at the root of many challenges that we are now facing in our neighborhood.

'Iran is a stable country in an unstable region. As we want our stability to persist, we do promote cooperation in the region and help our neighbors to stabilize and cooperate towards this end,' Khoshrou added.