TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations strongly condemned the US government for its baseless allegations against the Islamic Republic over blasts hitting two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman, saying the claims are part of US attempts to promote Iranophobia.
“Seditious remarks by the US ambassador (to the UN), at the June 13 meeting of the United Nations Security Council, was another sign of the country’s psychological warfare to promote Iranophobia,” the Iranian UN Mission said in a statement released on Friday.
The statement also warned against “bullying, intimidation, and evil deeds” by the US and expresses its concerns about the “suspicious” oil tanker incidents.
It also called on the international community to meet its responsibilities and prevent such “dangerous and irresponsible policies and actions” by the US and its regional allies, who aim to increase tensions in the region.
The US called a meeting of the UN Security Council on Thursday after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed the Islamic Republic for attacks on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman.
On Thursday, the Iranian maritime rescue forces evacuated the crew of two large oil tankers hit by two successive blasts in the Sea of Oman.
A total of 44 sailors are believed to have been transferred to Iran’s port city of Jask in the southern province of Hormozgan.
The incident took place while Japan’s visiting prime minister was holding a meeting with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in Tehran.
Abe arrived in Tehran on Wednesday and became the first Japanese leader to visit Iran in more than 4 decades.