Friday, December 9, 2022

“Saudi FM’s Anti-Iran Claims False, Hypocritical”

Iranian Foreign Ministry has rejected the recent anti-Tehran allegations made by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir at the American Brookings Institution.

In a Friday statement, Bahram Qassemi said the Saudi FM’s claims were hypocritical and devoid of truth as always.

“This is not the first time that Saudi officials become too impudent and talk nonsense when they step into the land of bullying rulers who sell security to them,” said Qassemi.

“Today, everyone across the world, even their American rulers, know which country and which ideology is, if not the only [source], the major source of and contributor to terrorism, insecurity, extremism and instability in the region and in the world,” the spokesman said.

“Mr. Jubeir speaks of a political solution to regional crises, especially in Yemen, while it has been more than three years that he has brought all political initiatives to a deadlock and does not speak to oppressed and famine-stricken people of Yemen with any language other than that of bombs, shelling and violence,” Qassemi said.

The spokesman underlined Iran is a country with natural borders as well as an ancient and age-old history and civilisation.

“Undoubtedly, Iran’s cultural borders go beyond its geographical borders, and this inherent influence is historical and ever-lasting,” Qassemi said.

He underscored that Iran has made constant efforts to help establish peace and tranquility and ensure security and stability, and to counter the terrorism, extremism and savage violence imposed on the regional countries with reliance on petro-dollars and US support.

Al-Jubeir claimed on Thursday that Iran was the source of terrorism in the region, accusing it of meddling in the internal affairs of other countries and violating international laws.

“We are working on containing Iran and we have other options if the US abandoned the nuclear deal,” he told a forum discussion at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

He described the 2015 agreement reached between Tehran and world powers as “flawed”, adding that “the deal will not resolve the problem with Iran.”

Furthermore, he said that Saudi Arabia has been suffering from Tehran’s “hostile” policies since the 1979 Islamic Revolution of Iran, adding Tehran must be held accountable for its actions.

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