• Wed / 2 October 2019 / 14:57
  • Category: Politics
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Any foreign meddling in regional security arrangements intensifies insecurity: Mousavi

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Tehran (ISNA) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi condemned NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg’s interfering comments, saying any foreign meddling in regional security arrangements creates and intensifies insecurity and tension.

Mousavi said, “Iran condemns such meddling comments by foreign powers and organizations on the Persian Gulf and other countries’ domestic affairs. Iran believes that any foreign meddling in regional security arrangements creates and intensifies insecurity and tension”.

The remarks came in reaction to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who recently said in an interview that “NATO allies are extremely worried about Iran’s destabilizing activities in the region.”

“Instead of meddling in regional affairs, NATO Secretary General should take responsibility for destructive effects of NATO interference in the Middle East and Western Asia which results in nothing but killing civilians, strengthening terrorism, increasing drug production, devastation, and insecurity,” he told reporters on Wednesday.

Stressing that Iran believes the security in Middle East should be preserved by regional states and without foreign forces, the spokesman added, “Iran, like any other sovereign country in the world reserves the right to have conventional defense programs, as such, Iran’s missile program has a defensive and deterrent nature and expressing baseless concerns won’t affect our country's policy in preserving and advancing our missile defense program”.

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