‘Iranophobia’: Day after Biden trip, Iran says US stoking tension | News

A day after Joe Biden wraps his first Center East tour as president, Iran accuses the US of inciting regional tensions.

Tehran, Iran – Iran has accused the US of making an attempt to incite tensions throughout the Center East by “Iranophobia”, the cost coming a day after Joe Biden ended his first tour of the area because the US president.

“The US is as soon as extra making an attempt to create tensions and crises throughout the area by counting on the failed coverage of Iranophobia,” the Iranian overseas ministry spokesman, Nasser Kanani, mentioned in a press release on Sunday.

The assertion mentioned the US was “the primary nation to deploy a nuclear bomb, that it continually interferes with different international locations’ affairs, has launched armed conflicts, and has bought huge quantities of arms throughout the area”.

Referring to Washington’s continued assist for Iran’s archenemy Israel, Kanani mentioned the US was “the principle accent to continued occupation in Palestinian lands, each day crimes of the regime in opposition to Palestinians, and apartheid”.

The feedback from the Iranian authorities got here after Biden visited Israel and rival Saudi Arabia, his first journey as US president aimed toward countering the Iranian affect within the Center East area.

At a summit in Jeddah that introduced collectively six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), in addition to Egypt, Jordan and Iraq, Biden promised the Arab leaders that Washington shouldn’t be withdrawing from the area.

“We won’t stroll away and depart a vacuum to be stuffed by China, Russia, or Iran,” he mentioned.

Earlier this week, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi promised a “harsh and regrettable response” if the US and its allies had been to make a “mistake” regarding Iran.

In joint statements launched throughout Biden’s Israel go to in addition to in Jeddah, there was an emphasis on the US-led efforts to stop Iran from reaching a nuclear weapon.

In its assertion, the Iranian overseas ministry renewed Tehran’s promise to not search nuclear arms and rejected the “false accusations” made by the US because it “turns a blind eye” to Israel’s nuclear programme for many years.

Israel is extensively believed to be the one energy within the Center East to own dozens of nuclear weapons, however it refuses to declare them or enable worldwide inspection.

The joint assertion signed in Jeddah additionally targeted on “the rising menace” posed by unmanned aerial automobiles developed by Iran.

On Friday, Iran unveiled ships and submarines able to carrying armed drones.

Washington has accused Tehran of making an attempt to promote armed drones to Russia for use within the battle in Ukraine. Iran denies the declare, saying it won’t do something to exacerbate the battle.