Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki denied Washington’s charges that Iran provides ammunition for insurgents’ attack on US convoys in Iraq, stressing that Iran plays no role in the killing of the US soldiers. Addressing the 15th International Conference on the Central Asia and the Caucasus here in Tehran on Tuesday, Mottaki said that the US statesmen levy such accusations against Iran in a bid to project the responsibility for their failures and hide the defeat of the United States’ wrong policies in Iraq.
“We are not happy with the killing of the US soldiers in Iraq,” Mottaki said, adding, “Murder of everyone, even American soldiers, is a source of regret for Iran.”
“The Islamic Republic has no role in the killing of the US soldiers,” the minister reiterated.
He said the US administration is lying to the American nation to hide its failures in Iraq.
“This is a measure to hide the subsequent defeats the United States has sustained due to its wrong policies in the region, specially in recent years,” Mottaki said.