TEHRAN (Fars News Agency) Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini here Wednesday rejected recent accusations raised by British Foreign Secretary against Tehran, describing such statements as “unfounded” and “baseless”.
Hosseini made the remarks following the release of an article on Iran by the British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, David Miliband in certain British and regional media.
“Certain radical elements in the British government have forgotten their commitment to international bodies and institutions and strive to legitimize their illegal and extremist measures through ignoring facts and casting doubt over the results and findings of reports and researches,” Hosseini said.
He further termed Miliband’s article as unrealistic, adding that the text aimed to level fabricated accusations against Iran and undermine such international bodies as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Hosseini called on the British government to “comply with the international rules and regulations, adopt a rational policy, avoid undermining of international bodies and organizations, refrain from interfering in the affairs of other countries and refer to the reports compiled by the IAEA and its Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei”.
“Such thoughts and approaches towards world issues are rooted in colonialist thinking, and he has apparently forgotten that the era of the British Empire has come to an end,” he continued.
The spokesman also called on the British government to pick up a realistic approach and avoid extremism and those policies which seek to sow discord.
He noted the positive approach and attitude of the international community towards Iran’s nuclear issue as well as the world’s reconfirmations of the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear activities, and called on Miliband not to stand against the will and demands of the international community.
“These attitudes are an extension of the failed policies of that country (Britain) in the Middle-East, particularly Afghanistan and Iraq, and will result in nothing but further isolation of Britain,” the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman concluded.