Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman condemned recent baseless allegations made by Germany’s foreign minister in Baghdad, saying the German official had better apologize for her country’s dark record in supporting the Saddam Hussein regime and equipping it with chemical weapons
Nasser Kanaani said German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock was expected, before anything else, to apologize for Berlin’s disgraceful conduct during the 1980s Iraqi-imposed war on Iran instead of making unfounded allegations against the Islamic Republic.
He said such baseless statements are an attempt to conceal Germany’s crimes in supporting the Saddam Hussein regime and equipping it with chemical weapons that were used against defenseless civilians of Iran and Iraq during the war.
Kanaani also reminded the German top diplomat of Iran’s undeniable role in supporting Iraq’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
He further slammed the presence in Germany of a significant number of terrorist and separatist groups whose hands are stained with the blood of Iranian and Iraqi civilians.
The remarks by the German foreign minister signify the continuation of the Berlin government’s support for armed terrorists and its futile attempts to undermine the ties between Iran and Iraq, the spokesman stated.
He went on to urge Germany to learn lessons from history, stressing that regional governments and nations will not forget the past record of Western countries, especially Germany, in waging wars and supporting dictators.
On Tuesday, Baerbock called on Iran to cease its missile attacks on Iraqi territory, claiming that the strikes put both civilians and regional stability at risk.
“It is unacceptable and dangerous for the whole region,” she said at a news conference with her Iraqi counterpart.
In November last year, Iran targeted the positions of terrorist groups operating near the country’s western borders in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.
The attacks took place amid reports that terrorists sought to ignite riots and unrest in Iran’s western border cities.