Qasemi: Interference in countries’ internal affairs not Iran’s policy

Tehran, Oct 1, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi dismissed repeated claims of Bahrain and the UAE foreign ministers in UN General Assembly that Iran is meddling in other countries’ affairs, describing them valueless, empty and product of their illusive minds.

He further noted that the principle of respectful and good neighborliness has always been among the basic priorities of Iran's foreign policy, as the Islamic Republic has never pursued interference in other countries’ affairs as its policy.

Convergence of Bahrain and UAE foreign ministers as well as Saudi Arabia with the Zionist regime’s anti-Iran policies will not only legitimize the Zionist regime’s crimes but also will strip themselves of legitimacy, he said, noting that such wrong policies will make building mutual confidence among regional Muslim states difficult.

Qasemi recommended UAE and Bahraini officials to abandon pursuing blindly the policies running counter to regional and Islamic world’s interests.

They had better think about Tehran initiatives for ensuring regional security, stability and cooperation and minimizing tensions, instead of leveling baseless and empty accusations, he said.
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