Iran dismisses Arab League allegations of intervention in its matters

Tehran, Dec 27 (IANS) Iran on Sunday dismissed a recent statement issued by the Arab League (AL) council of foreign ministers over its alleged intervention in the internal affairs of Arab countries, the media reported.

The AL statement on Iran is “non-constructive and incorrect” as Tehran has had cordial relations with most of Arab countries based on mutual respect and common interests, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari was quoted by Press TV as saying.

On December 25, the Arab foreign ministers issued a statement at the close of their extraordinary meeting in Cairo, saying that Iran continues its “interfering” policies in Arab countries, which was a “grave threat” to the regional and international peace and security.

Iran plays an active, responsible and stabilizing role in regional developments and will continue with its constructive policies “despite unfriendly and spiteful stances by some countries,” the spokesman said.

“Unfortunately, some countries, which have been under fire as main suspects in supporting extremism and terrorism, are trying to play blame game on others and proceed with the policy of depicting Iran as a threat,” he added.

These countries are better to pay more attention to main issues of the region, particularly the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, he further said.

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