Iran dismisses ‘baseless’ claims of meddling in affairs of Arab states

Iran has dismissed as “groundless” a recent statement by the Arab Quartet Committee Meeting, which accused Tehran of interfering in the internal affairs of Arab countries.

In a statement on Friday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi described the anti-Iran allegations made in the statement of the eighth ministerial meeting of the Quartet Arab Committee as ill-founded, baseless, delusive and offensive.

Foreign ministers of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain held a preparatory meeting in Dammam on Thursday on the sidelines of the 29th Arab Summit, which is scheduled to start on Sunday, expressing concern about what they called Iran’s interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries.

They also claimed that Tehran is providing ballistic missiles to Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement.

“All the aforesaid in the statement of the quartet Arab committee, which was held in the presence of the secretary general of the Arab League, is a lie, groundless and the continuation of the trend that unfortunately undermines regional stability and tranquility,” said Qassemi.

Qassemi expressed regret that certain countries in the region continue to insist on their hostile position against the Islamic Republic and have forgotten the main enemy of the Islamic Ummah.

Qassemi further expressed hope that the Arab summit would help realize the effective and main stabilizing factors in the region.


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