“Who is behind the current instability in this region? Was it Iran that armed Saddam Hussein? Was it Iran that supported Al-Qaeda? Was it Iran that jailed the Lebanese prime minister? Is it Iran that is bombarding Yemeni civilians on a daily basis? Did WE support ISIS and Nusra Front in Syria or it was the US-made weapons that were given to them by Saudi Arabia? Have WE gifted the occupied territories of other countries – the holy al-Quds and the Golan Heights – to a third party?” Zarif asked.
“If we are talking about tension-creating measures in this region, it is others who must be held accountable,” he added.
“We are also different from others in one more term: We’ve been living in this region for the past 7,000 years; where have THEY come from?” the Iranian top diplomat asked.