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Iran's UN Ambassador, Amir Saeid Iravani, on Tuesday criticized US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, after Blinken warned Iran or its proxies against attacking US personnel, Reuters reported.

Blinken, who had been speaking to the UN Security Council, stressed the US does not seek conflict with Iran, but warned that Washington would act swiftly and decisively if Iran or its proxies attacks US personnel anywhere.

"The United States does not seek conflict with Iran. We do not want this war to widen. But if Iran or its proxies attack US personnel anywhere, make no mistake: We will defend our people, we will defend our security - swiftly and decisively," the Secretary of State said.

Blinken called on all states to send a united message to any state or non-state actor that might be considering opening another front in the conflict against Israel or who may target Israel's partners, including the United States:

"Don't throw fuel on the fire," he said.

Responding to Blinken, Iravani then claimed the Secretary of State had attempted to wrongly blame Iran for the Israel-Hamas conflict, and added that Tehran categorically rejected his "groundless allegations."

"Our commitment to regional peace and stability remains unwavering," he said, according to Reuters. "The US has further exacerbated the conflict by overtly aligning itself with the aggressor at the expense of the innocent Palestinian population."

A Wall Street Journal report after Hamas’ October 7 attack claimed that Iranian security officials helped plan the attack and gave the green light for the assault at a meeting in Beirut.

However, a senior Hamas official later denied that Iran helped the terrorist organization plan its surprise attack on Israel.

Speaking to NBC News, the senior Hamas official, Ali Baraka, said, “It was a surprise to everyone, including Iran.”

Iran’s Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, also denied any Iranian involvement in the Hamas attack.

"The supporters of the Zionist regime (Israel) and some people in the usurping regime have been spreading rumors over the past two or three days, including that Islamic Iran was behind this action. They are wrong," Khamenei said in a speech at a military academy.

"Of course, we defend Palestine, we defend the struggles," he added, urging "the whole Islamic world" to "support the Palestinians."