Iran Refutes G7 Financial Allegations

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman condemned a communiqué from the finance ministers of the International Group of Seven (G7) who have accused Tehran of involvement in illicit financial activities.

In a statement released on Thursday, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani categorically condemned a part of the communiqué at the meeting of the G7 finance ministers and central bank governors that has raised “completely baseless and bogus allegations” against Iran.

In their communiqué at the conclusion of the meeting in Japan’s Niigata on May 13, the G7 ministers expressed deep concern about what they called “illicit financing risk emanating from Iran.”

The Iranian spokesman said the G7, its presidency, and the host of its latest meeting are trying, with their few members, to impose their demands on the multilateral international structures with a selective and obsolete method.

Kanaani also advised the G7 to reverse its “deplorable performance” and policy of appeasement in obedience to the illegal US sanctions, which have violated the fundamental principles of international law and human rights against the great Iranian nation, instead of leveling such groundless accusations against Tehran.

“Instead of involvement in and acknowledgment of one-sided and unfair stances, the members of the group (G7) must be held accountable before the noble people of Iran and the international community for such brazen violations and measures that contradict international regulations,” the Iranian spokesman underlined.

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