| 13 April 2024, Saturday |

Iran Warns the US against Destabilizing Regional Security

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi warned the United States and its allies against destabilizing the security of the Middle East after US President Joe Biden signed a joint security declaration in Tel Aviv directed primarily against Tehran.


“The great nation of Iran will not accept any insecurity or crisis in the region, and Washington and its allies should know that any mistake will be met by a harsh and regrettable response from Iran,” Raisi said during a speech in Kermanshah province.


Raisi made an earlier comment about Biden’s tour to the region, saying on Wednesday that the US President’s visit will not achieve “security” for Israel.


Israel is firmly against the efforts to revive the nuclear agreement between Iran and the major powers.


Tehran has previously accused Tel Aviv of sabotaging its facilities and assassinating its scientists.


The Iranian Foreign Ministry warned that the US proposed boosting cooperation with its regional allies in the field of air defense.


Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Nasser Kanaani, said in his weekly press conference Wednesday that the military alliances in the region led by the United States will not guarantee regional security.


He told reporters that the policy of establishing military groupings, especially under the supervision of a country outside the region, will certainly not contribute to achieving security and stability.


Kanaani stressed that “security cannot be bought or imported,” warning that as long as Washington’s main goal was to maintain “the fake state of Israel’s security,” the Middle East will not achieve stability and peace.


He asserted that regional stability and security could only be achieved through cooperation between the regional states concerned with this area.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat