Senior MP: Middle East burning in fire set by Al Saud, Al Khalifa

TEHRAN (FNA)- Vice-Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mansour Haqiqatpour blamed the Saudi and Bahraini regimes for the ongoing insecurities and crises in the region.

“The Middle East, as the most strategic region in the confrontation with the global arrogance, is burning in the fire set by hypocrisy and hatred of the Al Saud and Al Khalifa,” Haqiqatpour told FNA on Saturday.

He noted that Saudi Arabia should realize that the US and the region’s arrogant regimes will perish one day, and that there is no need to relying on supports of the corrupt powers.

Haqiqatpour pointed to Saudi Arabia’s interference in the internal affairs of the regional countries, specially the Bahraini crisis, and said, “The internal opposition movements in Saudi Arabia have started tensions in that country and along its borders with its neighboring countries which could result in the overthrow of the Al Saud regime.”

The Iranian legislator also pointed to the Tehran-Riyadh relations and the probable changes after King Abdullah, and said, “The change in relations will not be possible as long as Saudi Arabia continues hatching plots and (supporting) terrorist acts.”

He noted that Tehran will improve its relations with Riyadh only if the Saudi leaders cease hatching plots.

Late last month, Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi said the unwise and extremist ideology of the Wahhabi sect in Saudi Arabia has created and supported regional terrorist groups, including Al-Qaeda and the ISIL.

“In addition to the oil income, the Saudis gain a huge amount of money each year from the Hajj pilgrims and spend lots of it propagating for the Wahhabi sect and for strengthening the terrorist groups in the recent years,” said the grand Ayatollah in a meeting with a group of scholars.

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi also condemned allocation of high budget to publication of anti-Shiite books by the Al Saud regime, and said a book published by the Saudis in Indonesia in 5 million copies costing at least $1.5mln.

He further underlined the close relations between the Wahhabis and the Takfiri terrorists, and said the ISIL is a fruit of the Wahhabi mentality.

“The crimes committed by the ISIL are unmatched throughout history, and not even comparable with the crimes of the Mongolian tribe, or the other blood thirsty criminals of history, as the ISIL crimes are the worst,” he said.

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi said that the good point is that the world nations are unanimously aware about the criminal nature of the Takfiri terrorists and the need to encounter them, which is why the ISIL is in a very bad status today.

International and regional observers’ reports have disclosed the Saudis’ financial and military role in escalation and supporting of the terrorist groups in the region.

Insurgency in Syria has been led and supported by the Saudi intelligence since 2011.

The Saudi regime and Takfiri mentality were also behind spread of new waves of extremism in Iraq by the ISIL.

By Fars News Agency


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