Spokesperson Slams Saudi Minister’s Anti-Iran Remarks
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi hit back at Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister for his “baseless” allegations against Iran, saying Saudis make occasional accusations against Tehran when international pressure mounts on them over their crimes in Yemen.
In a Saturday statement, Qassemi dismissed as “baseless and worn-out” the recent accusations leveled by Adel al-Jubeir, who has claimed that Iran supports terrorism and destabilizes the region.
“The Saudis repeat their ridiculous and worn-out accusations against Iran whenever they come under international pressures over their infringement on Yemen and support for terrorism,” Qassemi noted, according to the Foreign Ministry’s official website.
“Interestingly enough, despite their heavy dossier on promoting terror, violence and brutality, today the Saudis, in a clear illusion, view themselves as the guardian of the world and shamelessly set conditions for the Islamic Republic of Iran’s active presence in the international community,” he added.
The spokesperson also noted that Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy in recent years has been dotted with posing threats, resorting to military force and using the language of force against small regional neighbors, and promoting Takfiri extremism and terrorism.
“To cover the scandals, Saudi Arabia knows no way but to resort in vain to pinning the blame on others, distracting public opinion and spending hefty budgets in vain,” he added.
Qassemi finally stressed that Saudi Arabia’s scandals are too big to be covered by such efforts.