‘Iran says Pompeo’s remarks interference in state matters’



ANKARA: Iran said on Monday US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech against Iran’s clerical rulers was an interference in its affairs, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

“Pompeo’s speech on Sunday was a clear interference in Iran’s state matters…such policies will unite Iranians who will overcome plots against their country,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said.

Pompeo on Sunday denounced Iran’s leaders as a “mafia” and promised unspecified backing for Iranians unhappy with their government.