Trump’s Bid to Portray Iran as Threat Futile

Trump’s Bid to Portray Iran as Threat Futile Trump’s Bid to Portray Iran as Threat Futile

Iran rejected the first document on the US national security strategy prepared by the administration of US President Donald Trump as "unbalanced" and "one-sided", stressing that his efforts to present Iran as a threat to international security will go nowhere.

In a statement on Tuesday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said the document is full of futile efforts by its "fabricators" to introduce Iran as a threat, which is totally rejected and condemned, Tasnim News Agency reported.

He said the contents of the unconventional text lack any rationale and reality, and are nothing but a repetition of the same allegations, unfounded accusations and baseless illusions by Washington and some regional states.

"The unwise content of this unbalanced and one-sided strategy clearly shows that the US government is trying to play the blame game in the face of challenges, dysfunctions and self-created problems it has always been dealing with in the domestic and international arena," he said, adding that such problems have become more and more visible over the past year.

Qasemi noted that the threats that the US assumes to be facing mostly emanate from wrong policies and practices of its politicians over the past decade toward other nations, especially their numerous mistakes in the sensitive and strategic West Asian region and the Persian Gulf.

"It seems that US statesmen still do not have the will to review their policies and behavior, especially their view about the world and other nations. That is why they cannot tolerate the independent policies and approaches of some countries like Iran and see them as contrary to their national interests and security," he said.

"By insisting on obsolete and repetitive approaches, they are trying to keep the world at a standstill by causing problems that mostly arise from the policies of various US administrations."

The spokesman underlined that the new US national security strategy is a reckless approach that will undoubtedly lead the world toward more insecurity, increase instability and expand terrorism.

Qasemi said the international community's inattention to the adventurism of the US president has allowed Trump to develop his policies and future outlook based on fabricated and unrealistic threats.

Such policies, he added, will definitely have no achievement but more defeats for the US in the international arena and its areas of interest.

The US president on Monday released his first much anticipated national security strategy, a document that lays out a framework for his administration's approach to threats facing the US and reflects his "America First" campaign promise. Qasemi repeated his allegations against Iran and North Korea, claiming that they are "determined to destabilize regions, threaten Americans and our allies and brutalize their own people."


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