Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 25
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's foreign ministry spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham has expressed sorrow over British Prime Minister David Cameron's comments during his UN speech on Sept. 24, Iran's Fars news agency reported.
Cameron previously said "Iran's support for terrorist organizations, its nuclear program, its treatment of its people need to change," while addressing the UN General Assembly in New York.
Afkham in turn accused the UK of supporting terrorists in the Middle East.
The spokeswoman expressed sorrow over what she called the UK's baseless judgment about the Islamic Republic.
"The country (UK) which is terrorists' supporter allows itself to make judgment about Iran which has been proactive in the fight against terrorism," she argued.
Afkham also claimed that the many problems in the region are the result of the UK's wrong policies.
The British PM and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani met on Sept. 24 for the first time in 35 years.
Rouhani's deputy, Hamid Abutalebi, said the meeting would prepare the ground for "fundamental changes" in the relationship between Iran and the EU.
It "will bring fundamental changes to Iran-EU relations as well the nuclear negotiations," he said.
It is while David Cameron said that the two sides have "severe disagreements", commenting on the meeting.
Cameron added that "Iran's leaders could help in defeating the threat from ISIL," using a commonly used acronym for ISIS, which calls itself the Islamic State (IS).