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Iran condemns Israel’s interference in other countries’ affairs
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_ep2(188).jpgTEHRAN – Iran on Tuesday dismissed the recent remarks of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran’s President-elect Hassan Rohani, condemning Israel of interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.   
 
“It is understandable that he be angry. Of course his insulting remarks and those of (other) officials of a regime whose life is full of atrocities and savageries should come as no surprise,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi said at his regular press briefing in Tehran in response to Netanyahu who on Sunday called Rohani “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” who would “smile and build a bomb.”  
 
Netanyahu’s remarks about Mr. Rohani shows “this regime’s interference in the internal affairs of other countries and its attempts to damage other countries’ relations with Iran.”  
 
Iran seeking friendly relations with S. Arabia 
 
Commenting on the news reports claiming that satellite imagery shows that Saudi Arabia is targeting Israel and Iran with powerful ballistic missiles, Araqchi called the news “suspicious”, saying, “We believe it is a conspiracy with the aim of increasing tension in the region… We are seeking friendly relations based on mutual respect with Saudi Arabia.”  
 
Other countries should not interfere in Iran’s relations with Argentina  
 
Araqchi also replied to a question about the fact that a number of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives have listed Argentina’s conciliatory approach to Iran among reasons to penalize the South American country economically. 
 
Araqchi said that Iran and Argentina had decided to clear up misunderstandings over the bombing of the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) building in Buenos Aires in 1994, advising other countries not to interfere in relations between the two countries. 
 
Argentine courts accuse Iran of sponsoring the attack, which killed 85 people. 
 
EP/PA 

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