The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Sunday rejected a series of statements and accusations against Iran made by U.S. President Joe Biden during his visit to the Middle East.
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"The United States has once again sought to create tension and crisis in the region by appealing to the failed policy of Iranophobia," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Naser Kanani said in reaction to Biden's remarks about Tehran.
During his Middle East tour, Biden has accused Iran of destabilizing the region through its activities, and said the U.S. will ensure that "Tehran does not obtain a nuclear weapon."
"The United States will remain an engaged ally in the Middle East. We will not walk away to leave a vacuum for China, Russia, or Iran to fill," Biden told the leaders of the Persian Gulf countries.
n the statement, Kanaani said the U.S. president's statement is baseless and in line with his policy of further inciting and creating tensions in the region.
The spokesman condemned the U.S. for attempting to create tensions and crises in the region through its continued interference in the internal affairs of regional countries, repeated military occupations and aggression and massive arms sales.
In the statement, he also condemned the "blind and unlimited support" of the United States to Israel, which has infringed on the rights of the Palestinian people over the past decades.
Regarding the Iranian nuclear program, Kanaani reaffirmed Iran's strategic policy of peaceful use of nuclear technology within the international legal framework and said Iran will continue negotiations to lift sanctions.
Iran welcomes dialogue and cooperation with regional neighbors to provide constructive efforts for security, peace, stability, and development of the region, he concluded.