Saeed Khatibzadeh described the statement as being part of divisive attempts by some notorious quarters which are worried about the development of an atmosphere of interaction and cooperation between regional countries.
Khatibzadeh said the Islamic republic of Iran has always played a responsible role in strengthening peace and stability in the region and, accordingly, has invited regional countries to interaction and dialogue.
He added that Western countries have unfortunately always stoked tension and created humanitarian catastrophes in the region through such moves as exports of huge quantities of sophisticated weapons to some regional states.
Khatibzadeh added that the Iranian government, in line with its strategic view and principles policies, believes that regional problems can be solved through interaction and cooperation between regional countries and welcomes any constructive initiative put forth to this end, the Foreign Ministry’s website reported.
He also said contrary to baseless claims made in the statement, Iran will always live up to its commitments under the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty and the…