Jan 14, 2019, 3:28 PM
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Expert: Poland anti-Iran meeting to cover up 'Deal of Century'

Tehran, Jan 14, IRNA – An Iranian political analyst described the US aim to hold anti-Iran meeting in Poland as cover up Deal of Century.

The meeting which is pursued by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is a miscalculation, Mohammad Marandi told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), adding that Pompeo is propagating in favor of Trump administration.

Pompeo had earlier announced that a meeting with focus on Iran would be held in Poland on February 13-14.

Pompeo claimed that several countries from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East will participate in the meeting.

The meeting will be held in line with the US efforts to promote Iranophobia policy.

Marandi added that holding the meeting is a smear campaign aimed at undermining Palestine issue, covering up normalization of relations between Arab countries and the Zionist regime of Israel.

Emphasizing the fact that Arab rulers and Israeli regime have maintained political and security relations for years, Marandi said the more they strengthen their relations, the more serious challenges Arab countries will face.

Elaborating on the reason behind adopting Poland for hosting the event, he said it is due to Warsaw's close political relations with the United States.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian expert referred to the US withdrawal from the Middle East and also the contradictory stances taken by the US officials, and said their positions show that in addition to tensions between President Donald Trump's opponents and supporters inside the US, there are also differences inside the White House.

The policies adopted by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John R. Bolton contradict each other, he said, adding, 'It is not good for the US president.'

Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Polish Chargé d'Affaires Wojciech Unolt to protest co-hosting the anti-Iran meeting by Poland.

The managing director of Iranian Foreign Ministry for Eastern Europe conveyed Iran's formal protest to the Polish side for cooperating with the US to hold the anti-Iran meeting on February 13-14.

Referring to the US hostile measures, the Iranian diplomat said Poland is expected to avoid accompanying the US in this case.

He warned Poland of taking reciprocal act if the Polish government did not take urgent measures to reverse the situation.

Meanwhile, the Polish diplomat elaborated on details of the upcoming meeting.

He also underlined the fact that Polish officials' stances are different from Americans'.


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