Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi attends a press conference in Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 5, 2020. Abbas Mousavi on Sunday criticized as "unconstructive" some Europeans' stances over the recent U.S. assassination of a senior Iranian military commander. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)
TEHRAN, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Sunday criticized as "unconstructive" some Europeans' stances over the recent U.S. assassination of senior Iranian military commander.
"The recent Europeans' stances (over the assassination of general Soleimani) have been rude to some extent and have not been constructive and acceptable," Mousavi said.
He noted that "the destruction of Daesh (the so-called Islamic State) by the resistance groups and by general Soleimani has brought security for the Europeans."
Following the U.S. assassination of Qassem Soleimani, former commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, on Friday, Britain and Germany criticized Iran's role in the region.
On Sunday, Mousavi said that "we do not accept" the Europeans' gesture for pleasing the United States.