Arab League Chief’s Claims Denied

Arab League Chief’s Claims Denied Arab League Chief’s Claims Denied

Iran's Foreign Ministry dismissed accusations of interference in the internal affairs of regional countries made by the Arab League's Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit.

Bahram Qasemi, the ministry's spokesman, stressed that Tehran favors Muslim unity and looks for political ways to settle the regional conflicts.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran calls on the Islamic world to realize the delicate situation in the region and the world at this juncture, and urges more solidarity and unity of the Muslim world in the face of common threats, such as the Zionist regime's aggression, terrorism and extremism," Qasemi was quoted as saying by Tasnim News Agency on Tuesday.

He made the statements in reaction to Aboul Gheit who claimed in an interview with London-based Asharq Al-Awsat on Sunday that Iran is interfering in the affairs of Arab countries.

Dismissing the allegations categorically, the spokesman reiterated that the only solution to the ongoing crises in some regional countries would be political approaches, dialogue and interaction among the warring sides.

Qasemi warned that those who promote Islamophobia are attempting to create discord among Muslims, fan the flames of sectarian and religious violence and drive a wedge between Shia and Sunni Muslims.