Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Washington and Riyadh provided ISIS with weapons while Iran helped the Iraqis and Syrians defeat the terrorists.
In a tweet published on Thursday, Zarif said, “No amount of ‘alternative facts’ by Trump and Co’s echo chamber, ‘vision of light’ spin by KSA, or credit-grabbing by the US for defeat of ISIS will change the facts that it was Iran, who helped the people of Iraq and Syria defeat ISIS, and it was the US and KSA who armed it.”
Saudi Minister of Foreign Affair Adel al-Jubeir on Wednesday accused Iran of destabilizing the Middle East through backing sectarian conflict and terror.
He told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that Tehran is promoting a “vision of darkness” in the region.
“In the Middle East, we have two competing visions: We have a vision of light … and we have a vision of darkness,” Al-Jubeir told the forum.