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Iran rejects US State Department report as baseless

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, June 20, IRNA -- Foreign Ministry spokeswoman on Saturday rejected the US State Department's annual terrorism report in its Iran section as quite baseless.

'Politicizing the inhumane terrorism issue and using double-standards in tracing the complicated roots of the growing terrorism phenomenon leads the anti-terrorism campaign nowhere,' said Marziyeh Afkham.

She said that in the course of the past year the people in various parts of the world have suffered greatly from terrorism and its supporters, as well as the indifference of those countries that claim to be in the anti-terrorism camp.

'Presence and free activities of the terrorists in the United States and the other countries that support them; lack of serious and resolute move against the terrorist and extremist groups, and ignoring the criminal acts committed by the Zionists against the Palestinians are seriously challenging the US anti-terrorist claims and discredit their reports like this last one,' she said.

Afkham meanwhile reiterated that Iran has throughout the past three decades been the greatest victim of terrorism.

'Accusing a country that has considered the top priority for international cooperation campaign against terrorism, extremism and aggression is evading the realities and publication of such reports in no way matches the realties on the ground,' said Afkham.

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