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G7 condemned for anti-Iran accusations

23 May 2023, 02:05 GMT+10

TEHRAN, May 22 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday strongly condemned the "baseless and fabricated" accusations against Iran in the communique issued by the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) at an annual summit in Japan's western city of Hiroshima.

In their statement, the G7 leaders criticized Iran for its "unabated escalation" of nuclear program and "continued destabilizing activities, including the transfer of missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS) and related technologies to state and non-state actors."

In a statement posted on the Foreign Ministry's website, Spokesman Nasser Kanaani rejected all the accusations and claims against Tehran's nuclear program, saying the program is "peaceful" and nuclear weapons have no place in the country's defense doctrine.

He stressed Iran has never provided Russia with any drone for use in the Ukraine crisis and insisted that the only solution to the crisis is a political one.

He said G7 leaders's call for the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, which endorses a 2015 nuclear deal, is "strange" and an indication of their "contradictory" policies as some of the G7 member states are the main "violators" of the resolution.

Kanaani called on the G7 members to end their "meddlesome" activities, which compromise regional security.

The G7 is an intergovernmental political forum consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain and the United States. The European Union is a "non-enumerated member."

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