TEHRAN, March 28 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday dismissed the U.S. vice president's claim that Tehran is destabilizing the region, Tasnim news agency reported.
It is Washington's support for Israel that causes insecurity and instability in the region, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said.
"Unfortunately, the United States' polices in support of the Zionist regime (of Israel) and its aggressive measures have worsened insecurity in the Middle East," Qassemi was quoted as saying.
As long as such policies continue, the region and the world will not witness peace and stability, he said.
On Sunday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said the United States will no longer tolerate what he called "Iran's efforts to destabilize the region and jeopardize Israel's security."
"They've gone to great lengths to develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles," he said, adding that "Under President Donald Trump, the United States of America will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. This is our solemn promise to you, to Israel, and to the world."
Qasemi described the toward the Iranian nation and government. He said Iran's nuclear program has been fully peaceful.