News ID: 115841
Publish Date : 07 June 2023 - 22:57

Iran Says Won’t Hesitate to Enhance Deterrence

TEHRAN – Iran denounced the hostile comments by the U.S. secretary of state at an annual meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), saying Tehran won’t hesitate to enhance its defense and deterrent capabilities.
At the AIPAC’s annual Policy Summit in Washington, Antony Blinken accused Iran of “exporting its aggression” and seeking to “obtain a nuclear weapon,” threatening that all options were on the table against Tehran.
“The U.S. secretary of state made baseless comments against the Islamic Republic of Iran in line with his country’s all-out support for the apartheid Zionist regime,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always emphasized that supporting the Palestinian nation is in line with supporting the oppressed and liberation movements and based on advocacy for the right to self-determination, negating occupation and fighting apartheid,” he added.
“The threat of resorting to force by the U.S. against other governments is against international law, especially the provisions of the United Nations Charter, and accordingly, the Islamic Republic of Iran will not hesitate to strengthen its deterrent power and protect its rights and security,” Kanaani said.
The spokesman advised the U.S. officials to avoid leveling unfounded allegations against Iran and think twice about keeping up unlawful and already-failed policies vis-a -vis the Islamic Republic.