An Iranian Foreign Ministry official says recent reports by certain Western and Nigerian media outlets accusing Iran of “illegal activities” in Nigeria are fabricated.
Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir- Abdollahian described such accusations on Friday as “manufactured by biased security and media circles.”
“Iran and Nigeria have close and friendly relations and despite extensive efforts by the enemies of the two countries, relations and cooperation has always been increasing [between the two sides] in recent years,” he added.
Amir-Abdollahian said the high capacity of both states for cooperation is the main motivation for the enemies to try and disrupt bilateral relations between Tehran and Abuja.
He expressed hope that through the wise efforts of the authorities of both countries in dealing with such claims and accusations, the enemies would lose hope in their hostile bids ever bearing fruit.