Russia on Wednesday slammed Washington’s claims about Iran becoming a “safe haven” for Al-Qaeda as baseless.
In a statement Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Zamir Kabulov responded to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accusations that Iran was allegedly supporting Al-Qaeda.
“It seems that Mr Pompeo, at the end [of Donald Trump’s presidency], wants to do something else to hurt Iran. But this is absolutely unsubstantiated and unreasonable. There is absolutely no information”, Kabulov said when asked if Moscow had any info about Tehran’s possible links to al-Qaeda.
The statement comes a day after Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif went on Twitter to berate Pompeo over his allegations
The top Iranian diplomat called the allegations ostensibly based on intelligence data “fictitious”, adding Pompeo “is pathetically ending his disastrous career with more warmongering lies”.