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Iran expresses outrage to United Nations at US anti-Iran propaganda

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New York, Oct 12, IRNA -- Iranian Permanent Ambassador to United Nations Mohammad Khazaee expressed outrage at the United States anti-Iran propaganda that Iran hired Mexican drug cartel to assassinate Saudi ambassador to Washington.

In identical letters forwarded to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President of the UN Security Council, Mrs Ogawu, and President of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Nasser, the ambassador expressed outrage at the US unfounded accusation and warmongering policies in the international community.

'I am writing to you to express our outrage regarding the allegations leveled by the United States officials against the Islamic Republic of Iran on the involvement of my country in an assassination plot targeting a foreign diplomat in Washington,' Khazaee said in his identical letters.

'The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly and categorically rejects these fabricated and baseless allegations, based on the suspicious claims by an individual. Any country could accuse other countries through fabrication of such stories. However, this would set dangerous precedents in the relations among States.

'Iran has always condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Iran has been a victim of terrorism, a clear recent example of which is the assassination of a number of Iranian nuclear scientists in the past two years carried out by the Zionist regime and supported by the United States.

'The Iranian nation seeks a world free from terrorism and considers the current US warmongering and propaganda machine against Iran as a threat not just against itself but to the peace and stability in the Persian Gulf region. The Islamic Republic of Iran warns against the implications of this horrible scenario and submits that the continuation of such divide-and-rule policies could have detrimental effects on peace and security.

'The US allegation is, obviously, a politically-motivated move and a showcase of its long-standing animosity towards the Iranian nation. The Islamic Republic of Iran categorically and in the strongest terms condemns this shameful allegation by the United States authorities and deplores it as a well-thought evil plot in line with their anti-Iranian policy to divert attention from the current economic and social problems at home and the popular revolutions and protests against United States long supported dictatorial regimes abroad.

'The Islamic Republic of Iran underlines its determination to maintain its friendly relations with all regional countries, particularly with its Muslim neighbors, and invites all to be vigilant against the vicious campaigns targeting stability and peace and friendly relations among States in our region.

'I am sending identical letters to the President of the Security Council and the President of the General Assembly. It would be appreciated if this letter could be circulated as a document of the General Assembly under the agenda item 83 and of the Security Council.'
Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30609291

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