TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry slammed the Jordanian king’s allegations against Tehran and its regional role, saying such stance goes counter to the realities on the ground and to the people’s call for peace and security.

In a statement on Sunday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi denounced the claims by King Abdullah II about an “Iranian crescent” and “Iran’s meddling in the region”, saying they are against the calls by the people and most countries of the Middle East for establishing lasting peace and security in the region.

“Such unfair statements cannot deny Iran’s stabilizing role, relentless efforts in fight against terrorism and its contribution to establishing security in the region,” he added.

Expressing such remarks amid the critical and hard conditions of the region does not meet the interests of the regional governments and nations, Qassemi added.

“Such remarks only benefit the ill-wishers, occupiers and aggressors who cannot put up with the peace, economic development, territorial integrity and national sovereignty of the states in this sensitive region of the world,” he added.

Qassemi also explained that as long as policies adopted in the region are against the public interests and there is no strong will to trace and eradicate the root causes of the current crises and tensions, there will be no bright prospect for lasting stability and security in the Middle East.

He further touched on new Iranian initiatives for establishing an environment free from tensions among the regional states, including the establishment of an assembly for regional dialogue in the Persian Gulf.

“The principal, lasting and unchangeable policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran has always been based on contributing to regional peace, stability and security,” he added.

“We have always welcomed any positive and stabilizing initiatives with the aim of further strengthening peace and stability in the region,” Qassemi concluded.

It came after king of Jordan on Friday accused Iran of meddling in a number of Arab countries’ affairs. He told CNN that Saudi Arabia was not the only country concerned about Iran’s “destabilizing activities, but also all states in the region, especially after we saw the repercussions of these policies in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon.”