Jan 15, 2021 17:48 UTC
  • Saudi had better end warmongering, fostering terrorism: Iranian official

Claims by Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan against the Islamic Republic are “baseless, repetitive and boring,” says a senior Iranian official, calling on Riyadh to pursue a constructive approach in its regional policy.

“Saudi rulers had better stop pursuing their warmongering policies, fostering terrorism and following suit in imposing sanctions on nations,” Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, special assistant to the speaker of Iran’s Parliament, said on Friday, Press TV reported.

Speaking at a joint news conference in Moscow on Thursday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Faisal bin Farhan claimed Iran was wreaking havoc in West Asia and destabilizing the security of neighboring countries by ‘intervention.’

In response to the remarks, Amir-Abdollahian said the Saudi rulers were paving the way for the “terrorist and artificial” Israeli regime to implement its destabilizing plans in the region.

“Riyadh’s overt and covert support for Takfiri terrorism and Daesh in the region has been clearly proven in recent years to everyone, particularly the Iraqi and Syrian peoples,” the Iranian official said.

“It will be beneficial to Riyadh to trust the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is playing the most constructive role in sustaining regional and international stability.”

Saudi Arabia must end its war against Yemen and its oppressed people, the Iranian official said.