Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh strongly condemned the unfounded statement by G7 foreign ministers and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in which they made baseless accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Referring to the attack on the Japanese ship operated by an Israeli company off the coast of Oman which led to the death a British and a Romanian citizen, Khatibzadeh said, “It is noteworthy that this scenario orchestrated just a few days before the inauguration of the new President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is a manifestation of the democratic transfer of power in Iran”.
“Such baseless scenarios, often backed by the Zionist regime, are designed to confuse the atmosphere and, unfortunately, they are accompanied by some who are immediately ready for unrealistic and unwise conclusions. In fact, for the experts and those familiar with the history of this region, the planning of such conspiracies by the Zionist regime at different times is not new,” he added.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is fully committed to securing the strategic waterway of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz and considers it a part of its security and is still ready to cooperate with the countries of the region in establishing and ensuring the stability of the collective security system in the region. Meanwhile, it will not hesitate to defend its sovereign rights in this area,” Khatibzadeh emphasized.