Conspiracy to split up Iran, foment terrorism and civil war failed: FM

2022-11-23 20:37:06
Conspiracy to split up Iran, foment terrorism and civil war failed: FM

Iran’s foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Wednesday that the conspiracy to split up the country and foment terrorism and civil war in recent months had failed.

At a press conference in Tehran attended by local and foreign journalists, the top Iranian diplomat responded to questions on Iran’s foreign policy as well as recent unsavory developments in the country.

He said the conspiracy that was carried out with the aim of fomenting terrorism and civil war in Iran and disintegrating the Islamic Republic, based on “detailed documents” in the possession of the ministry, failed.

He further rejected human rights claims made by some Western countries, stressing that the West’s “dark history” does not allow it to make such claims.

“We do not need America and Europe, who have a long history of violating human rights and have registered a dark history with regard to exploiting nations and countries, to be claimants of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Amir-Abdollahian said.

The comment was in reference to incendiary statements made by some Western officials after deadly foreign-backed riots in Iran in recent weeks.

The E3 (Germany, France, and UK), America, and Zionists do not have a correct understanding of the developments and incidents and thus made "meddlesome remarks", he hastened to add.

Respecting the rights of people and human rights lies in the “religious and national teachings of the Islamic Republic of Iran” as well as in the heart and soul of every Iranian, the top diplomat said, adding that it has been emphasized repeatedly by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

“I clearly told European officials who claim to defend human rights that the police in Iran exercised strategic patience and restraint during recent riots,” Amir-Abdollahian remarked.

“The fact that more than 50 security forces were martyred by rioters with hot and cold weapons and thousands more of the defenders of our security were injured demonstrate security forces’ adherence to human rights and restraint," he added further.

Terrorism emanating from Iraqi Kurdistan

Elsewhere in his remarks, Iran's foreign minister referred to the recent surge in activities of armed terrorist groups and mercenaries in the Iraqi Kurdistan region and attempts to ship weapons into Iran to foment unrest.

“Seventy-six terrorist and anti-revolution centers in the Iraqi Kurdistan region became active and Israeli and American weapons entered the country,” he said.

High-ranking security officials of Iran and Iraq held two rounds of meeting in the past eight weeks, he said, adding that the Iraqi government committed Tehran to keep terrorists away from Iran’s borders and disarm these groups.


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