14:22 - March 14, 2020
News ID: 3470907
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Swiss Ambassador to Iran Markus Leitner was summoned on Friday to convey Iran’s protest against US President Donald Trump’s anti-Tehran comments.


According to Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi, the Swiss envoy, whose country represents US interests, was informed of Iran’s strong objection to Trump’s remarks.

The ambassador was told that the US President must end America’s wrong polices regarding the unlawful presence in Iraq and killing Iraqi commanders and soldiers instead of raising allegations against others, Mousavi said.

He added that the Swiss envoy was also given a warning of consequences of any US unwise measure.

Earlier on Friday, Mousavi rejected the “baseless” accusations leveled by the US president against Iran regarding the recent attack on a US-occupied base in Iraq.

“Instead of making dangerous moves and baseless accusations, Mr. Trump had better thoroughly reassess the presence and behavior of his forces in the region,” Mousavi said.

He also urged the US to seriously avoid spreading the virus of pinning the blame on others and making accusations with the aim of justifying its illogical behavior and evading responsibility.

The spokesman suggested that such attacks on US interests in Iraq are the consequences of its illegal presence in the Arab country, stressing that Washington cannot blame others for the Iraqi people’s reaction to the US assassination and slaughter of their commanders and fighters.

A rocket attack on Wednesday hit a military base housing American troops near the capital Baghdad. The attack against Taji military camp killed three members of the US-led coalition, including two Americans and one Briton.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack in which some 18 107mm Katyusha rockets struck the US-occupied camp.

However, Trump on Thursday claimed that the attackers were a group that “most likely looked like it could be backed by Iran.”

He later authorized the US military to respond to the rocket attack by launching a string of airstrikes against multiple locations of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), better known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Shaabi, as well as the Iraqi army and police.




Tags: Iran ، Iraq ، US ، Swiss
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