TEHRAN, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Ministry on Friday dismissed a statement by the Arab Quartet Ministerial Committee that accused Iran of interference in the internal affairs of the Arab states, Tasnim news agency reported.
Such allegations are "baseless and insulting" which repeat their past mistakes, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said.
"All the contents of the statement of four-party Arab committee are false and groundless, and the continuation of a process that would unfortunately steer the region further away from stability and calm," Qasemi was quoted as saying.
In a statement at the conclusion of a Thursday meeting ahead of the Arab League summit in Dammam, foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt condemned what they called Iranian interferences in the internal affairs of Arab countries.
Qasemi expressed hope that participants of an upcoming Arab League summit could develop a clear understanding of the factors behind the current regional crises without any double-standards, and contribute to Islamic and Arab unity under a realistic approach.