EghtesadOnline: Iran's efforts to create stability and security in the Middle East are unparalleled in the region, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said.
Commenting on the claims made by the US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Washington's concern over Iran's influence in the region, Bahram Qasemi said late on Wednesday that such 'repetitive allegations' are distracting and baseless.
'Such remarks are result of the US government's policy aimed at producing and spreading threats and fostering fear-mongering in different parts of the world, particularly in the Middle East,' IRNA quoted him as saying.
'Such a policy is going to benefit Washington, while destabilizing for the world and the West Asia,' he said.
Understanding such a policy and standing against it requires prudence and vigilance of all the leaders and people in the region, Qasemi added.