Sat, 04 Feb 2023

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry condemned the interfering and delusional comments by the foreign secretary of the UK about Iran's developments.

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In a statement on Friday, Nasser Kanaani rejected the "meddlesome and delusional" comments by the British foreign secretary about the developments in Iran, the Islamic Republic's right to use peaceful nuclear energy and Iran's regional role.

"These baseless statements are part of the hostile political campaign that this country (UK) and other European countries are trying to advance against the Islamic Republic of Iran," he said, the Foreign Ministry's website reported.

"Britain and some other European countries, which must be answerable for their inhumane measures against the Iranian nation and be held accountable at international circles, undoubtedly lack any moral qualifications to level human rights claims and allegations against the Islamic Republic of Iran," Kanaani added.

"Instead of leveling repetitious and unfounded allegations against the Islamic Republic of Iran's role in the region, London would better stop creating divisions in regional countries and collaborating in crimes against humanity by selling fatal arms worth billions of dollars to some regional customers and leave the region's peace and stability to its own states," the spokesman said.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran's nuclear program has been fully transparent and peaceful; therefore, Britain, which is among the violators of the JCPOA because of acting in line with America, is in no position to make baseless claims and raise doubts about the nature of Iran's nuclear program," he added.

Kanaani once again dismissed London's baseless claims about links between Iranian drones to the war in Ukraine, adding, "It is the Western parties that are making a political and peaceful resolution of this conflict more difficult by flowing a huge amount of arms to the scene of this crisis."

"We advise the rulers in London to use their power to create stability in their own government, pay attention to the widespread demands of the country's people and end discrimination and oppression against migrants and Muslims instead of leveling accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran," he concluded.

Speaking during an interview Sunday, Britain's Foreign Minister James Cleverly said it was "in Iran's hands" to engage successfully in the talks to salvage the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). He added, "The ball is very much in Iran's court and has been for a while now."

The UK foreign minister also claimed that Iran is "attempting to destabilize" regional and neighboring states.

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