Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi has rejected as “baseless and ridiculous” remarks by the Jordanian king in which he compared Iranian leaders to the ringleaders of terrorist groups.
The Jordanian king had better take a look at the official statistics released about terrorists from his country who joined Daesh and other ignorant and murderer groups and then talk about Iran which is at the frontline of fighting terrorism and extremism and trying to consolidate regional security.
“The statements he used in his remarks simply indicate his shallow attitude,” Ghasemi added.
“There is no doubt that a major part of the existing situation in the region is rooted in the mistaken attitude of certain countries’ politicians towards political issues and adoption of wrong and destructive policies which can eventually push the entire region towards insecurity and instability.”
King Abdullah of Jordan said that Israeli settlements were playing into the hands of Iran and Daesh. “These issues give ammunition to the Iranians, to [Daesh ringleader Abu Bakr] Al-Baghdadi and Daesh.”
There are some strategic problems that Iran is involved in in our area. But here, again, is an opportunity: bringing Israel and the Arabs closer together. Because of the Iranian regime’s potential threat to the region, Israel wants to have a relationship with the Arabs
Abdullah said in an interview with the Post.