In a statement on Friday, Qassemi dismissed the latest anti-Iran claims made by Saudi foreign minister and warned about the repercussions of Riyadh’s destructive measures in the region.
“Over the past few years, the regional states have seen no positive measure from Saudi Arabia but violating human rights, sowing the seeds of discord among Arab and Islamic states, repeating baseless claims, imposing siege on its neighbours, threatening and embroiling other states into war, interfering in the internal affairs of other countries with the aim of destabilizing them and launching efforts to violate international deals,” he stressed.
Qassemi said such policies are a serious warning to the region and the whole world, and must be immediately stopped.
“It goes without saying that the gestures of Saudi foreign minister as well the blame-game he plays will not reduce Riyadh’s responsibility in making the region destabilized and insecure,” he concluded.
In a joint press conference with his French counterpart, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday the kingdom’s actions in the Middle East were a response to what he called the “aggression” of Iran.