Iran rejects US charges on supporting terrorism
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 1
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Accusing Iran of supporting terrorism is distortion of truth and fully based on double standards, Iranian foreign Ministry spokeswoman said.
Iran, itself, has been a victim of terrorism in the past three decades, Marzieh Afkham said, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported on May 1.
Rejecting the US State Department's report on terrorism Afkham said that claims on Iran's support for terrorism are politically motivated.
The US State Department singled out Iran as a major state sponsor of terrorism in its annual global terrorism report on April 30.
While it continued to sponsor terrorism, Iran also remained a concern for the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, according to the US State Department.
Despite ongoing negotiations with world powers to address concerns about its nuclear program, Iran remains in violation of international demands to come clean about its intentions and prove it is not trying to develop atomic weapons, the report said.
Iranian spokeswoman accused the US of not being honest in its "claims on fighting against terrorism."
"Presence and free activities of terrorists in the United States who assassinated over 15,000 Iranian civilians including senior officials as well as use of drones in massacring innocent regional people and pose serious challenges about the US claims of campaign against terrorism," Afkham explained.