• Iran says Arab League claims are 'baseless and meant to divert public opinion'

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi in a statement on Wednesday described the Arab League's four-member committee's allegations as 'totally baseless' arguing that two key members of the committee 'have been supporting notorious terrorist groups for years, and have brought death and destruction to Yemen'.

Iran/ According to an Iran Press report, the foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi  said the anti-Iranian statement by four-member committee is really an attempt to divert world public opinion from the fact that members of this committee have supported terrorism for years, and two key members in particular, have brought death, destruction and misery to Yemen, causing a human catastrophe in that country.

Ghasemi went on to reject all the anti-Iran claims and allegations by the Arab League four-member committee, and pointed to the fact that the statement made by the committee was released on 11 September, which is ironic since three committee members had a significant role in the  11 September 2001 terror attacks.

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Ghasemi also pointed to the human tragedy in Yemen, saying two key members of the committee have brought misery, hunger, epidemics and poverty to millions of unfortunate and innocent Yemenis.

Recently, the Saudi air raid hit the school bus as it drove through a market in the town of Dhahyan, killing a total of 51 people, among them 40 children, and injuring 79 others, mostly kids. The kids reportedly had been on a much-anticipated field trip marking their graduation from summer school.

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Bahram Ghasemi also said Iran has helped regional countries upon their requests, and 'non-intervention' is an important part of Iran's foreign policy doctrine.

He urged the Arab committee to respond to Iran's initiatives for dialogue in the region to resolve the problems, instead of engaging in Iranophobia campaign dictated to them by certain powers.

Last Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt, the Arab League's four-member committee expressed “its solidarity with Morocco regarding the dangerous and reprehensible interference of Iran in the Kingdom’s internal affairs."

The Committee, composed of the Foreign Ministers of the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, as well as the Secretary-General of the Arab League, denounced “Iran’s attempt to arm and train elements to undermine the security and stability of Morocco".

The Committee also condemned Iran’s role in Syria, and alleged threats to international shipping in the Persian Gulf, and the Strait of Hormuz.

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Sep 13, 2018 07:12 Asia/Tehran
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