Iran dismisses Morocco’s allegations

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Ministry categorically rejected the “repetitious” accusations that Morocco’s foreign minister has leveled against Tehran, slamming them as an attempt to appease certain third parties.

In comments on Thursday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi decried as “completely incorrect and false” the new allegations that Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita has made against Iran in a recent interview with Fox News.

“Moroccan officials’ attempt and insistence on repeating their false claims to (justify cutting) diplomatic ties with Iran and rehashing the baseless allegations against our country is merely a measure to flatter certain third parties,” the spokesperson said.

“The Moroccan foreign minister is well aware that his unjust accusations (against Iran) are all incorrect, false, and based upon delusions and the stories written by others who resort to such provocations for the sake of their illegitimate interests and do not care about the real interests of the people of that country (Morocco),” Qassemi added.

“Repeating and insisting on such allegations is a vain attempt that would ultimately harm Islamic countries,” he deplored.

His comments came after Morocco’s top diplomat once again warned against what he called the threat of Iran and its ally Hezbollah to regional security.

In his interview with the US-based Fox News channel, Bourita said, “I think it is clear that the interference of Iran in the internal affairs of the Arab and Muslim countries won’t stop in (the) Middle East and in the (Persian) Gulf countries.”

Back on May 1, Moroccan government cut diplomatic ties with Iran over what he called Tehran and Hezbollah’s support for the Polisario Front.

Both Iran and the Lebanese resistance movement have categorically denied the allegation.

Morocco has claimed Western Sahara since colonial power Spain left in 1975. But Polisario fought a guerrilla war for independence for the Sahrawi people until a United Nations-backed ceasefire in 1991, monitored by UN peacekeepers.