TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - “Tillerson’s remarks run counter to 1981 Algerian Accords based on which the US complied not to interfere in Iranian domestic issues directly or indirectly politically or military,” he wrote in a letter to UN chief Antonio Guterres.
He also called on all countries to condemn his ridiculous and baseless statements.
Tillerson told the House Foreign Relations Committee on June 14 that the Iranian government “continues activities and interventions that destabilize the Middle East.”
He added that Washington’s policy towards Iran was based on supporting internal forces who could bring about peaceful change.
“Our policy towards Iran is to push back on this hegemony, contain their ability to develop obviously nuclear weapons, and to work toward support of those elements inside of Iran that would lead to a peaceful transition of that government. Those elements are there, certainly as we know,” he said.
Iran then summoned the Swiss charge d’affaires in Tehran to protest the "meddlesome" remarks by Tillerson.
Moreover, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has already stressed that Tillerson’s remarks were against the principles of international law and the international commitments of the US administration, including the United Nations Charter.
Similarly, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei had said that all efforts made by the US to change the Iranian government have ended up in failure over the past decades.