TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian foreign ministry spokesman on Monday rejected the statements made by Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, saying that such accusations are the result of the frustration and dismay of American officials.
Speaking to a gathering of Middle East experts at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum on Sunday, Kushner bragged about fighting Iran, and said, “If we’re going to try to create more stability in the region as a whole, you have to solve this issue.”
In reply, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said in a statement that 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.
“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.”
Qassemi went on to say that connecting the Islamic Republic of Iran to aggression and extremism by the US president’s senior adviser 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, the ministry website reported.
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.