Iran has rejected the accusations leveled against it by the United States of being behind the recent attacks on US bases in Iraq.
Iran’s representative to the United Nations, Majid Takht Rawanji, stressed in a message sent on Monday to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, and the President of the Security Council, by blaming Iran for the incidents, “The American permanent representative to the United Nations tried to accuse Iran of supporting non-state armed groups in Iraq, which Tehran rejects.”
The Iranian diplomat said “Iran has not participated, directly or indirectly, neither by an entity or individual in any armed attack against America in Iraq.”
“Allegations that it (Iran) participated explicitly or implicitly in an attack on US forces in Iraq are absolutely baseless and are considered illegal.” Rawanji added.
In the past years, the U.S. forces have been subjected to frequent attacks in Iraq, whether on their military bases or their embassy in Baghdad.
No one claims responsibility but Washington accuses armed Iraqi factions linked to Iran of being behind the attacks.