'Iran not accountable for measures by any groups or individuals in region'

The ambassador and permanent representative of the Islamic Republic to the United Nations has stressed that Iran is not responsible for measures taken by any groups or individuals in the region.

Amir Saeid Iravani made the remarks in a letter to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the rotating President of the UN Security Council Nicolas de Rivière on Tuesday local time.

The Islamic Republic of Iran once again reiterates that no groups affiliated to its Armed Forces is directly or indirectly active in Syria, Iraq, or any other place, Iravani said.

Below is the full text of the ambassador’s letter:

In the name of God, the most Compassionate, the most Merciful

Excellency,

Further to our prior letters, including the latest dated 4 December 2023 (S/2023/953), I wish to strongly reject the baseless allegations made against the armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the letter dated 29 December 2023 from the Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2023/1070).

The Islamic Republic of Iran emphasizes once more that no group affiliated with its armed forces, whether in Syria, Iraq, or elsewhere, operates under its direct control or on its behalf. Consequently, Iran is not responsible for the actions of any individual or group within the region.

The United States' continuous unlawful actions in flagrant violation of international law and the United Nations Charter in the region, in particular in the Syrian Arab Republic, are evident and cannot be concealed or justified through spreading misinformation and unfounded allegations against Iran.

I should be grateful if you would have the present letter circulated as a document of the Security Council.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.

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