Iran: EU claim of Islamic Revolution guards' involvement in Syria 'baseless'
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ramin Mehmanparast has dismissed as baseless the European Union's claim that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps are involved in containing protests in Syria, Mehr news agency reported.
Mehmanparast made the remarks in response to the EU's imposition of sanctions on three IRGC commanders, who have allegedly "aided the crackdown in Syria."
"The baseless EU claim linking the Sepah (commanders) to the incidents in Syria is indicative of the union's attempt to launch a purposeful propaganda campaign against the Islamic Republic of Iran and distort the realities," he noted.
He also said that the Syrian government and nation have come to political and social maturity and are capable of resolving their issues.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian official criticized the EU "double-standard approach" toward the ongoing developments in the Middle East and North Africa.
He called on the EU to revise its stance toward NATO's "criminal actions" in Libya and end its indifference toward the military intervention of foreigners in Bahrain.