Sep 29, 2018, 6:24 PM
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Iran: US lacking justification to close Basra consulate

Tehran, Sept 29, IRNA – Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Saturday that the recent allegations and accusations leveled by the US on closures of Bara consulate sounds irrational and unreasonable.

The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns any attack on diplomats or diplomatic missions and is very suspicious about the US justifications for closure of Basra consulate, he said.

'They seek through consecutive propagations to accuse Iranian and Iraqi forces which is a dubious act of blame game ,' he said.

Evidence indicate that the aliens play role in brutal attacks on Iran's consulate office in Basra, he said, adding that the childish justification by the US officials for adventurism imply insecurity in Iraq to put much pressure over the Iraqi government, but the move is totally forbidden and should be condemned.

According to Newsweek weekly, US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo in a statement had claimed that the US consulate office in Basra was attacked by those groups wining support of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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