May 16, 2019 18:30 Asia/Tehran
  • Iran's ambassador to UN: Iran is not interested in escalating tensions

Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations has said that Iran has is not after raising the tensions.

Iran Press/America: Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations says the Islamic Republic is not interested in escalating regional tensions but has the 'right to defend ourselves.'

Majid Takht-e Ravanchi makes the comments in an interview Thursday on NPR’s 'Morning Edition.'

According to Iran Press news agency, Takht-e Ravanchi says: “We are not interested in the escalation of tensions in our region. If something goes wrong, everyone loses.”

The Iranian diplomat also highlighted that Iran should always be prepared to defend it's territorial integrity and sovereignty.

He went on to stress that: “It is our right to be prepared. It is our right to defend ourselves.” He accused the US and regional nations of airing 'false allegations' about Iran.

Iran's ambassador to the UN, concluded that some of there are some people in Washington and even in the region who wishes for the escalation of the regional tensions.

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Takht-e Ravanchi's remarks came when two Saudi officials claimed that Iran is responsible for alleged attack on Saudi oil pumping stations.

Prince Khalid bin Salman, a son of King Salman has twitted to put blame on Iran over allegedly using of the Houthis as a 'tool' for its political purposes,reported Iran Press.

Other Saudi officials Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir was another Saudi official who fired off similar tweets calling the Houthis as the integral part of Iran's IRGC forces.

On the same day, Chairman of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee said that Tuesday's attack on the oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia did not have a link with Iran.

Mohammed Ali al-Houthi said that Ansarullah forces have been fighting against the Arab-aggressive coalition led by Saudi Arabia and backed by the US for four years and their war is not on behalf of Iran.

Muhammad Ali al-Houthi said that even a piece of bread could not cross the siege of the Saudi coalition, responding to question asked if Iran could smuggle rockets to Yemen.

He said the attack on the Saudi Arabian pipeline was carried out with a drone made by Houthi forces in Yemen as a response to crimes committed by Saudi Arabia and its allies during more than four years of war in support of the government.213/203

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