Lebanon declines US invitation to attend Warsaw forum

Tehran, Jan 17, IRNA – Lebanese resources said on Thursday morning that Lebanon's government has declined an invitation by the US to attend an upcoming anti-Iran forum in Warsaw.

A conference dubbed 'Peace and Security in the Middle East' with focus on Iran's regional activities is to be held on February 13-14, 2019 in Warsaw, Poland.

During his visit to Middle East, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on last Friday about holding such forum in Warsaw.

In a relevant development earlier, a European Union official announced that the EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini would not attend the upcoming anti-Iran meeting in Poland due to her tight schedule.

While denouncing the Polish authorities for hosting an anti-Iran summit, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi reminded them to pay a visit to Iran-Poland Friendship Symbol in Warsaw.

Commenting on the anti-Iran conference in Poland, Qasemi said, “It seems Poland is influenced by the machinations and pressures by the US to be in line with White House's anti-Iranian policies.'

He referred to hosting such a meeting against Iran as a wrong move and contrary to the international law.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier announced plans to hold a meeting with focus on Iran. The meeting is slated to be held in Poland on February 13-14.

He claimed that countries from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East will participate in the meeting.

The meeting in Poland will be held in line with the US efforts to promote Iranophobia scenario.

Earlier, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a post on his Twitter page wrote, “Reminder to host/participants of anti-Iran conference: those who will attend the lastest US anti-Iran show are dead, disgraced, or marginalized. And Iran is stronger than ever.'

He added, “Polish Gov't can't wash the shame: while Iran saved Poles in WWII, it now hosts desperate anti-Iran circus.'

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