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Iran dismisses Britain's harsh remarks

Source: Tehran Times

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has censured the British prime minister for his harsh remarks against Iran, saying such comments could undermine the ongoing efforts to improve mutual relations.

"The conflicting and inconsistent remarks of British officials towards Iran are certainly at odds with their claims to seeking friendly ties with Iran," Iranian Foreign Ministry Marzieh Afkham said.

Iran and Britain have taken measures to strengthen their diplomatic ties by appointing non-resident charge d'affaires after the two countries almost severed their diplomatic relations in 2011.

In his address to the Israeli parliament on Wednesday, David Cameron called Iran a "despotic regime" and accused Tehran of making efforts to arm Palestinian resistance fighters.

Afkham slammed Cameron for his failure to condemn Israel's stockpile of nuclear weapons and Tel Aviv's refusal to sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) which has posed a threat to the security of the region and the whole world.

Last week Israel claimed it intercepted a ship carrying an Iranian shipment of advanced rockets bound for the Palestinian territory of the occupied Gaza Strip.

Israel said the Syrian-made missiles had been supplied by Iran and were intended for Palestine in the occupied Gaza Strip. Iran categorically dismissed the accusations as a "scenario full of lies which could only be created by sick minds."

Israel is widely believed to have the biggest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction in the region and is the sole possessor of nuclear weapons in the Middle East.

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