Jordan King's Anti-Iran Comments Ill-Advised

Jordan King's Anti-Iran Comments Ill-AdvisedJordan King's Anti-Iran Comments Ill-Advised

Iran's Foreign Ministry rejected as "ill-advised" the comments made by Jordan's king who has accused Iran of being involved in strategic problems in the Middle East, saying his move to place Iran on the same list with the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group demonstrates his shallow view of regional developments.

"The king of Jordan seems to have made a strategic and fundamental mistake in defining terrorism and the interpretations in his remarks simply show the shallowness of his view on regional developments," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Saturday, Tasnim News Agency reported.

His comments came after Jordanian King Abdullah highlighted the need for countering Iran and IS terrorist group in a recent interview with the Washington Post.

The Arab leader has also accused Iran of posing "potential threat to the region" and has called for efforts to guarantee Israel's security.

In reaction, Qasemi said the king had better review the figures about the Jordanian nationals who have joined IS before making comments on Iran, which has been at the forefront of the fight against terrorism and extremism for ensuring the region's security.

The spokesman described King Abdullah's support for the Tel Aviv regime's security as an indicator of how complicated and tough the situation in the Middle East is.

"The Jordanian king had better spend some time reading logic, as well as the Middle East's history and geography in order to contribute to regional security, stability and unity," Qasemi said.

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints