Iran says the US is the largest supporter of Daesh and other terrorist groups in the Middle East and around the globe.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari made the remarks via a statement released on Saturday in reaction to the US State Department’s global terrorism report which claimed Tehran was a supporter of terrorism.
“While the US supports Daesh and other terrorist organizations in the region, it is the Islamic Republic which is battling terrorism on the frontlines in Iraq and Syria,” he said.
He further stressed that Iran is always more than willing to cooperate with other governments, nations, and international organizations in the battle against global terrorism.
In the statement, Jaberi Ansari also slammed Washington for issuing “fictional reports” aimed at distorting realty.
He also emphasized that the US’s hypocritical and duplicitous approach to terrorism is one of the main contributors to terrorism in the region and the world.
“The US’s manipulative use of terrorism and its blatant disregard for crimes committed by terrorist groups against civilians have caused terrorism to take root, making it more difficult to deal with,” he added.