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Fuel swap should take place in Iran: FM spokesman

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 11, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast said on Tuesday that in order to have an objective guarantee the fuel swap should take place in the Iranian territory.

Talking to foreign and domestic reporters, he added that Iran believes that the objective guarantee will only be achieved through fuel swap within the Iranian lands.

Expressing his regret over the recent explosions in Iraq, he said that certain countries which are opposed to formation of a popular government in that country try to create tension and unrest in the neighboring Iraq.

Asked about the recent threatening remarks of the Zionist officials against the Islamic Republic, he said such allegations have no value and base. The Zionist regime is in a situation that has no ability to attack the smallest resistance movement group in the region, he reiterated.

Such remarks by different Zionist officials are to calm down their tense and critical domestic situation, Mehman-Parast noted.

Asked about claims of Kuwaiti officials regarding Iran’s alleged espionage in that Arab state, the spokesman said no Kuwaiti officials has made such an allegation against Tehran.

Certain Kuwaiti media and members of Parliament have made anti-Iran remarks which were by no means true and were faced with negative reactions of senior Kuwaiti officials, he added.

By masterminding such moves, the Zionist regime is trying to disrupt the establishment of cooperation among regional states, he said, adding that they are well aware that the regional convergence would be harmful to them.

Referring to the release of Majid Kakavand, the Iranian national imprisoned in France, he appreciated efforts made by the French judicial system to free him.

He blamed the US conspiracies for his arrest, saying if Kakavand decides to lodge a complaint against Washington, his ministry would support the move.

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