• US either ignoring facts or blindsided by Daesh’s fall: Iran

Iran’s Foreign Ministry says the United States is either deliberately turning a blind eye to the reality of Iran fighting terrorism in the region or has been caught off-guard and worried by the territorial collapse of the Daesh terrorist group in the Middle East.

According to Press TV, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi made the remarks in a Thursday statement in reaction to recent remarks by US Vice President Mike Pence, who accused Iran of destabilizing the Middle East.

“The endless repetition of the anti-Iran allegations by US officials indicates that they have either deliberately closed their eyes to the reality of Daesh’s major defeat in Iraq and Syria or are painfully blindsided and worried by the loss of the territory... [Daesh] controlled... in Iraq and Syria,” Qassemi said.

On Tuesday, Pence had said that the administration of US President Donald Trump would not tolerate what he called Tehran’s support for terrorism.

Qassemi pointed to Iran’s support for Iraq and Syria in their fights against the Daesh terrorist group and said no one could overlook Iran’s “positive and constructive role in fighting the scourge of terrorism in the region and the world.”

“For five years, we have been standing responsibly by the governments and nations of Iraq and Syria with an objective to help regional stability and security so that today we can stand witness to the termination of the self-proclaimed rule of the Daesh terrorist group in these two countries,” he said.



Nov 30, 2017 14:03 UTC