TEHRAN, Dec. 04 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s FM Spox rejected the statements made by Trump’s adviser, saying that such accusations are the result of the frustration and dismay of American officials.

 “If it was not for the recent attempts and sacrifices of the Islamic Republic of Iran to confront terrorist threats and extremism in the region, especially Iraq and Syria, the streets of the United States would now be witnessing terrorist and violent acts by extremist groups,” said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi in a statement on Monday.

Ghasemi’s remarks came in response to presidential US adviser Jared Kushner who accused Iran of making aggressions in the region. Trump’s son-in-law made the remarks at a Forum held in the Brookings Institution.

“For this reason, the international community should appreciate Iran’s principled and rational sacrifices and policies in standing against the extremist and terrorist currents in the region.”

Ghasemi went on to say that connecting the Islamic Republic of Iran to aggression and extremism by the US president’s senior advisor is in fact a response that shows the anger, frustration and depression of US officials in the face of Iran’s efforts to confront terrorism.

Therefore, he added, they have resorted to lame excuses against Iran as their survival depends on creating a tense atmosphere against the Islamic Republic in the region.

“These allegations are made at a time that Iran enjoys good relations with its neighbors in the region,” noted the spokesman.

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