TEHRAN – Iran says NATO and the Group of Seven industrial nations, the G7, lack any moral high ground to preach other countries, especially Iran, which is the gravitational center for security in the West Asia region.
“W/ a disastrous record in our region, NATO & G7 have no high ground to preach from—particularly to Iran as an anchor of peace & security in the region,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh tweeted.
The tweet came in reaction to the final communiqué issued on Monday by the heads of state and governments participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels and a Sunday communiqué by the G7 summit.
Khatibzadeh said “equating aggrieved and spoiler” is only an indicative of a “flawed and politicized approach.”
He advised the G7 and NATO leaders to avoid lecturing others and abide by international law instead, alluding to the fact that both international bodies have on frequent occasions violated established norms of international law through interference in other countries’ affairs, especially with regard to Iran’s nuclear program and its regional influence in West Asia.
In their final statements, the G7 and NATO demanded that Iran scrap its defensive missile program.