Saudi Arabia root of terrorism in Mideast: Iran MP

An Iranian lawmaker says Saudi Arabia is the root cause of terrorism in the Middle East, calling on the UN to take action and prevent the spread of violence.

“Saudi Arabia is the supporter of terrorism in the region and by creating tension and chaos in countries such as Lebanon, Iraq and Syria, it seeks to save the Al Saud family from the Islamic Awakening and regional developments,” said Member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Evaz Heidarpour in a Monday interview.

“Therefore, this country (Saudi Arabia) will continue its terrorist actions by inciting sectarian and religious strife in Muslim states,” he added.

The lawmaker pointed to Riyadh’s role in creating insecurity in Syria by supporting al-Qaeda and added, “The international community and UN should definitely take effective measures as soon as possible to prevent the escalation of violence and the activities of Takfiris.”

The remarks come after the suspicious death of the detained Saudi mastermind of the November bomb attack against Iran’s Embassy in Beirut and commander of the al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades Majed Al-Majed.

Many political observers believe that Saudi Arabia murdered Majed over fears that his interrogation would shed light on the recent assassinations and terrorist attacks in the Middle East.

While Lebanon and Syria have also been the scenes of deadly string of bomb attacks by al-Qaeda-linked terrorist networks, the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi in Anbar province have also been witnessing deadly clashes between security forces and Takfiri militants over the past days.

By Press TV

 

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