2021-January-16 13:02
Politics
2021-January-13  15:45

Iran Denounces US’ Labeling of Cuba as Sponsor of Terrorism

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran strongly condemned Washington's designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, and stressed solidarity with Havana against the US bullying.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh strongly condemned the US designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism and emphasized that Tehran will stand with the Cuban government and people against the Global Arrogance.

Khatibzadeh said the claim that Cuba has been engaged in terrorist acts is a baseless accusation forged by the US, adding that the US regime continues unilateral measures against other nations in the last days of Trump administration.

He noted that Cuba has the right to develop cooperation with its neighbors in Latin America and this has nothing to do with Washington.

The spokesman further underscored boosting bilateral relations with Cuba and rejected US support for terrorist groups all over the world.

On Monday, the Trump administration again put Cuba on the list of states, claiming that the country provides assistance to international terrorism.

Also on Tuesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Al Qaeda’s new base of operations is inside Iran, however, he offered no underlying intelligence as evidence and his conclusions were contradicted by other American officials.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif lashed out at the outgoing US Secretary State Mike Pompeo’s recent claims against Iran, stressing that the perpetrators of the Sep. 11 incidents were terrorists who had come from the countries that are Pompeo’s favorites.

"All the terrorists involved in 9/11 event were from Mike Pompeo’s favorite countries in West Asia, and none from Iran,” Zarif wrote on his Twitter page on Tuesday.

Zarif added that the US warmongering government is engaged in branding others as terrorists and taking famous terrorist groups out of their classifications.   

“From designating Cuba to fictitious Iran "declassifications” and AQ claims, Mr. “we lie, cheat, steal" is pathetically ending his disastrous career with more warmongering lies,” he continued.