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G7 statement rejected by Iran as ‘baseless, unjust’

In response to a statement issued by the Group of Seven (G7) following their summit in Germany, Iran has rejected it as “baseless, one-sided and unjust.”

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In response to a statement issued by the Group of Seven (G7) following their summit in Germany, Iran has rejected it as “baseless, one-sided and unjust”

The G7 statement was in line with “erroneous habits of the countries that issued it” and shows “their insistence on failed policies that have obstructed the implementation of the nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions on Iran,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanani said.

Iran blamed the G7 countries for “fomenting insecurity” in the Persian Gulf region, the spokesperson added.

While asserting that the country has “not seized the opportunity to conclude the nuclear deal” despite what it called “intense diplomatic efforts,” the G7 leaders said, in their joint statement on Tuesday, that Iran must “never develop a nuclear weapon.”

The statement read that “The G7 commits to working together, and with other international partners, to address the threat posed to international security by Iran’s nuclear escalation.”

Urging Tehran to “cooperate substantively with the IAEA” and to “fulfill its legal obligations by providing technically credible information” to the UN watchdog, a diplomatic solution remains the “best way to restrict Iran’s nuclear program.”

Calling upon Tehran to “stop all ballistic missile activities and proliferation inconsistent with UNSCR 2231 and other UNSC resolutions,” the statement further condemned what it called “Iran’s continued destabilizing activity in the region.”

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