Tehran (IP) - The Foreign Ministry spokesman stated in his weekly press conference that the Zionist regime, as an illegitimate regime, should stop the fake accusations.

Iran PressIran News: Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh in response to the accusation of the Zionist regime that Iran was involved in the attack on the Israeli oil tanker, said: "This is not the first time the Zionist regime has accused Iran. These accusations are childish and within the framework of a well-known rented lobby of the occupying regime in the United States, but the regime officials should know that these moves will not work."

The spokesman said: "We should not fall into the trap that the Zionists and the occupying regime. The regime is going to pass the worst days of its life. These are nothing new. Wherever the occupying regime of Al-Quds has set foot, it has carried with it insecurity, violence, terror, and war, and those who have opened the region for the regime are responsible."

Iran's president-elect Ebrahim Raisi presence in UNGA

Regarding the prevention of Iran's president-elect Ebrahim Raisi from attending the annual meetings of the UN General Assembly, the diplomat said that the US government, regardless of its differences with the countries, has a duty to prepare for the presence of the leaders of the countries in the UN General Assembly.

Presidential swearing-ceremony guests

Khatibzadeh also said about the Iraqi president's visit to Tehran to come to Iran to attend a swearing-in ceremony.

In response to another question about the presence of a representative from Saudi Arabia at the presidential swearing-ceremony, Khatibzadeh said: "I did not see a representative from Saudi Arabia in the list and I have to check and I can not confirm a report in this regard."

Chabahar quadripartite summit

The Foreign Ministry spokesman also said about the Chabahar quadripartite summit: "The north-south corridor is one of the most important corridors that Iran has been seeking to implement since 2001. Chabahar will be one of our most important stations in this corridor, and India has a special role.

Prisoner swap between Iran, US, and UK

In response to a question about the prisoner swap between Iran, the United States, and Britain, the diplomat said: "Unfortunately, it seems that the United States violated all its obligations once again by misunderstanding the developments inside Iran, and if it fulfilled its obligations, Iranians would be free today.  Americans have shown how unreliable they are."

"Our first and definite priority is the return of Iranians who are being held in US prisons under false accusations. The more hostages the United States takes, the greater the list of Iranians who must be released."

Serious differences remain in Vienna talks

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says: "Very important agreements have been reached in Vienna and there are still differences that are serious."

Asked about US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken's remarks, the spokesperson said in his weekly presser: "The United States, as a violator of the JCPOA and a country that has imposed harsh sanctions on Iran and involved in a criminal economic war against Iran, has caused many of our problems over the past two or three years. Blinken is the last person who can talk about the negotiations."

Khatibzadeh stated: The United States is guilty, and these oppressions on the Iranian nation can not go unpunished. The US Secretary of State knows better than anyone how serious the talks between Iran and the P4+1 are and that an agreement will be reached when the US fulfills its commitments.

In response to a question about the remarks of the Secretary-General of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council regarding the Vienna talks, he said: "The repetition of these strange claims shows his lack of accurate knowledge of developments in West Asia and his incomplete understanding of these developments."

Khatibzadeh stated: "What he says is the opinion of one or two members of this council. What is going on between Iran and the P4+1 in Vienna is how the United States will return to its commitments at the JCPOA."

Taliban and future of peace in Afghanistan

The Foreign Ministry spokesman also said about Iran's efforts to establish peace in Afghanistan: "The Taliban is definitely part of the present and future of Afghanistan. Everyone should be aware that inter-Afghan dialogue can be the solution to a lasting peace for this country."205

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