Kanaani rejects G7 statement, calls anti-Iran accusations 'unfounded'
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Nov 9, 2022
Tehran, IRNA -- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani on Wednesday strongly condemned and rejected a recent statement by the Group of Seven (G7) about the latest developments in Iran.
Foreign ministers of the G7, which consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain, and the US, issued a statement at the end of their meeting in Germany on November 4, condemning Iran for what they called a crackdown on protests that followed the death of Mahsa Amini.
The statement also condemned Iran for what they described as "destabilizing activities" and criticized the country for the alleged transfer of drones to Russia for use in the Ukraine war.
In an interview with IRNA, Kanaani said that all those allegations are unfounded and fabricated, adding that the G7 statement violates the UN Charter.
He said that the statement practically encourages riots and terrorist attacks in Iran, and that those issuing the statement should be held accountable over their stance.
The diplomat said that the majority of the G7 member states refused to even condemn the October 26 terrorist attack in the southern city of Shiraz that left 13 people dead.
That shows the G7 members divide terrorism to good and bad, which by itself is indicative of contradiction in their words and actions, he added.
Also reacting to the G7 statement, Kanaani said that Iran has always remained committed to its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal and is ready to reach a revival agreement that guarantees the rights of its people.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the spokesman said that the Islamic Republic makes efforts to improve peace and stability in the region, and the accusations against the country over regional issues are totally rejected.
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