Iran: NATO allegations made under US pressure

Iran: NATO allegations made under US pressure

Iran has rejected "baseless and unwarranted" concerns voiced by NATO leaders about Tehran's missile program during a Wednesday summit and condemned their "repetitious" accusations against the country. 

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Thursday touched on a joint declaration of the allies, including their purported concern about Iran’s missile tests and what they called Iran’s destabilizing activities in the Middle East.

"We reject and condemn as before the repetitious allegations of this statement on Iran," he said, suggesting that the declaration had been issued under US pressure, Press TV reported.

Qassemi said Iran has "closely monitored the developments and debates of this meeting, especially the American attitudes and pressures on the members" of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. "Unfortunately, despite the fact that NATO's greatest spending is made on the security of the United States, this country (US) is unabashedly trying to impose its views and policies on other nations, especially European states through exerting pressure."