ArmInfo. The Iranian Embassy in Armenia reacted to the statement of the US Ambassador to Armenia Lynne Tracy that the Iranian authorities are providing assistance to terrorist groups.
Thus, the Iranian embassy called the allegations of the US ambassador in relation to the government and people of Iran groundless and invalid. "The US government violates the principles of international law and ignores legal obligations, putting people's lives to economic terrorism. This country has a dark past, and the current president of the United States participates in the creation of terrorist organizations and aiding them, which both current and former US officials have repeatedly admitted ", the Iranian embassy in Armenia emphasized.
The Iranian diplomatic mission added that Iran, as one of the largest victims of terrorism, has a transparent past in the fight against terrorism and protecting the population of the region from this evil. "Iran's efforts to protect the Christian and Armenian populations in Syria and Lebanon from the actions of radical extremist groups receiving US assistance are a vivid example of this. Despite claims by the US ambassador that Washington sees no problems in implementing energy projects between Armenia and Iran , the pressure on the peoples of different countries by this country through the abuse of instruments of economic pressure, suggests that if this government had the opportunity to confront the regional realities and the desire to maintain and expand relations between the two neighboring countries, it would not hesitate to immediately apply pressure and prevent the export of Iranian gas to Armenia and hinder relations between the two countries ", the Iranian Embassy in Armenia stressed.
At the same time, the Iranian embassy expressed the belief that relations between friendly Armenia and Iran will be continuous.
Earlier, US Ambassador to Armenia Lynne Tracy, referring to cooperation between Armenia and Iran, said in particular: "We understand the need of exchange of gas and electricity between Armenia and Iran. Our concern regarding Iran is not related to legitimate trade relations, but to the provision of Iran's assistance to terrorist groups at the state level. And this is a very specific and targeted direction. But outside this question, we see no problems in either the trade or any other issue. "
To clarify, that the lawful expansion of trade and economic relations between Armenia and Iran will not raise questions in the United States, the ambassador said in particular: "No. Our concern with Iran affects several state structures. The existing state structures and their relations with terrorist organizations, outside of this, as regards the Armenian-Iranian trade relations, we approach them with understanding, "she said.