TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry hit back at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for his “false and tedious” allegations against the Islamic Republic’s regional role, saying attempts to cover up the US’s destructive role in the Middle East would get nowhere.

In a statement on Friday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi slammed the US state secretary’s “false and baseless comments” that have turned into repetitious and tedious attempts at shifting the blame on others.

“Such false remarks and brazen shifting of blame could not cover up the destructive and destabilizing role of the US, which is interfering in the affairs of our region from thousands of kilometers away,” he stressed.

The US must be held accountable for its destructive and wrong policies before the world and the people of the region, Qassemi added.

He also decried the US push to create new crises and exploit the assets of regional Muslim states with the worn-out tactic of Iranophobia.

It is no secret any more that the Yemeni people, particularly women, children and the elderly, are suffering from the relentless airstrikes by Saudi Arabia that are carried out with the greenlight of the US administration and its financial and arms support for the aggressive countries, the spokesman said.

He also warned the “perpetrators of war crimes” that one day they will have to stand trial in competent courts.

On Wednesday, US State Secretary Mike Pompeo described Iran as the “greatest threat” in Syria.

Testifying before the US Senate appropriations committee, Pompeo delivered a hardline view on Iran and Hezbollah, accusing the Lebanese resistance group of plotting against the United States.