Analyst Advises Riyadh to Take Supreme Leader’s Warning Serious
- September, 30, 2015 - 18:28
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A Lebanese military and strategic analyst stressed that Saudi leaders should take serious a Wednesday warning by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution.
General Amin Hoteit, a former brigadier general of the Lebanese army and a political analyst and military strategy expert, told the Tasnim News Agency on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia’s rulers and “their masters” should heed the warning given by Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei earlier in the day.
Imam Khamenei warned Riyadh that the slightest disrespect for the Iranian Hajj pilgrims or its failure to repatriate the bodies of those killed in a recent crush in Mina will draw Iran’s “severe and tough reaction”.
Ayatollah Khamenei sent a clear message to the Saudi government after a September 24 crush of people in Mina, near Mecca, killed thousands of pilgrims, including hundreds of Iranian citizens, during the Hajj rituals.
“They (Saudis) should know that the slightest disrespect for tens of thousands of Iranian pilgrims in Mecca and Medina and failing in their duties to transfer the holy bodies (of pilgrims to Iran) will result in Iran’s severe and tough reaction.”
The Leader also decried the Saudi government’s “mischievous” behavior about repatriation of the Iranian victims’ bodies.
Supreme Leader then highlighted Iran’s crushing power against tyranny, reminding the Riyadh regime of Iran’s “upper hand” and “more capabilities” than many parties.
If Iran decides to show reaction to mischievous moves, the Saudis will face “no good conditions and will not be a match in any encounter” with Iran, Imam Khamenei pointed out.