TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian mission to the United Nations denied allegations that a new al-Qaeda leader was being hosted in Iran.
It stated that Al-Qaeda no longer exists as a global network, having been eradicated after the death of Osama bin Laden, and that Daesh has taken its place as a new form of terrorism.
The mission warned that spreading such misinformation could hinder the fight against terrorism.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian also urged the US to stop its “failed Iranophobia game” and called linking Al-Qaeda to Iran “patently absurd and baseless.”
He also called for those responsible for creating Al-Qaeda and Daesh to be held accountable for spreading terrorism worldwide.
Reaction to False Claims of Daily Telegraph
Meanwhile, the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in England responded to an article by the Daily Telegraph on February 12, which made false claims against Iran’s peaceful nuclear program, the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps, and the alleged selling of drones and weapons to Russia for use in the Ukraine war.
The Iranian Embassy declared the report to be full of fabricated accusations and demanded credible and reliable sources to be cited by the newspaper.
The embassy also emphasized the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ fight against terrorism in the region and its role in protecting innocent citizens and civilians. Iran believes that Hezbollah and Hamas are fighting against the occupation of the apartheid regime of Israel to obtain their own occupied territories.
Iran’s peaceful nuclear program, under the strictest monitoring program of the International Atomic Energy Agency, was confirmed as peaceful by the JCPOA. Iran adhered to its obligations in the treaty and the accusation of selling drones to Russia was denied.
The Islamic Republic has repeatedly asked Ukrainian authorities to present their documents and defend the allegations of buying drones in a third country, but received no response. The embassy demanded that the Daily Telegraph publish credible and reliable sources instead of publishing false claims by Israel and terrorist organizations.