17 Jun 2024
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UK, Israel 'annoyed' by Iran-Saudi rapprochement: Tehran

Iran has roundly dismissedIsraeli and British accusations against itsnuclear program as well as its regional role, saying the two regimes are apparently angry at the recent rapprochement between the Islamic Republic and Saudi Arabia.

The remarks by Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani on Saturday came afterIsraeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his British counterpart Rishi Sunak accused Iran of "destabilizing activity" in ameeting in London Friday.

It is one of the lasting ironies of history that the two regimes hurl accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is the anchor of stability in the region, Kan'ani said.

One of these regimes relies on the usurpation of the territory of another nation in order to survive, is based upon everyday crimes and infanticide, and brazenly refuses to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), while the war-mongering and seditious policies of the other can be observed anywhere throughout the region, Kanani said.

Given the dismal records of these two regimes and in light of positive developments taking shape in the region, it is not surprising that they are annoyed and disgruntled bythe changes in the region and would seek to weaken and halt the trend, he added.

Kanani was referring to a landmark agreement earlier this month between Iran and Saudi Arabia on restoration of bilateral relations after seven years. Experts maintain that the deal between Tehran and Riyadh could help end conflicts in the West Asia region.

Iran reiterates that it attaches importance to enhancement of relations with its neighbors, Kan'anisaid.

The Islamic Republic also stresses that security in the region can be achieved only through the cooperation of regional countries, he added.

By Press TV
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