BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – The spokesperson for Iran’s Foreign Ministry Bahram Qasemi said that the recent remarks by a parliamentarian about the S-300 system were his personal position, not the official stance of the Islamic Republic.
Qasemi said at the news conference on Monday that the statements by the head of the National Security Foreign Policy Commission of Parliament (Majlis) Heshmatullah Falahatpisheh were not coordinated with the Iranian government.
“With all due respect, Mr. Falahatpisheh’s remarks are not the official stance of the Islamic Republic. The official position of foreign policy is expressed in the Foreign Ministry,” he said.
“I can emphasize that our relations with Russia are in all aspects well and we are discussing in bilateral, regional and international spheres as these talks continue,”Qasemi continued.
The high-ranking Iranian official said that in the coming weeks “we will have a large number of exchanges and consultations will continue between the two countries.’
“Finally, the source of Mr. Falahatpisheh’s words and the correctness and false nature of his words would be better to be expressed by him. Meanwhile, the subject is completely intelligence and military, and I do not need to answer this question,” he stated.