News ID: 275838
Published: 1036 GMT October 22, 2020

Iran summons Swiss envoy over baseless claims of US officials

Iran summons Swiss envoy over baseless claims of US officials

Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned Swiss ambassador to Tehran who also represents US Interests in Iran, over latest unfounded and baseless remarks made by US officials against Tehran.

Iran advises the United States to refrain from useless projections, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a statement on Thursday, Mehr News Agency (MNA) reported.

Swiss envoy to Iran Markus Leitner was summoned by Assistant and Director General of the Foreign Ministry for American Affairs following baseless allegations raised by US officials about interference of Iran and Russia in the US upcoming Presidential election in November.

While rejecting the repeated claims and false, awkward and fraudulent reports of the US officials, Khatibzadeh emphasized once again that it does not matter for Tehran which of the two present candidates will run for the White House.

The US regime and its intelligence and security services, which have a long history of interfering and creating chaos in the elections of other countries, make baseless claims on the eve of the US elections to advance their undemocratic project and predefined scenario with some projections, said the spokesman, adding, “It is not far-fetched that the designers of such childish scenarios seek to divert public attention and suspicious provocations in the run-up to the elections.”

Islamic Republic of Iran advises the United States is to refrain from useless projections, baseless accusations and suspicious scenarios, and try to act like a normal country in the field of international relations and in relation to other countries, Khatibzadeh underscored.

Director of US National Intelligence John Ratcliffe claimed late on Wednesday that voter registration information had been obtained by Iran and Russia in an attempt to undermine confidence in the 2020 election.

Ratcliffe claimed Iran sought to sow unrest in the US in an attempt to damage the candidacy of President Donald Trump.

Reacting to Ratcliffe’s claims, Spokesman for Iranian mission to the United Nations (UN) Alireza Miryousefi denounced accusation of Iran's meddling in the US elections in a tweeted message late on Wednesday.

"Unlike the US, Iran does not interfere in other country's elections," Miryousefi stressed in his post on Twitter.

Resource: MNA
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