IRGC commander: S. Arabia’s policies paralyzed

TEHRAN (FNA)- Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined that Riyadh has failed to implement its plots in the regional states, specially Iraq, Syria and Yemen, warning that its support for terrorism will backfire.

“Today, Saudi Arabia is increasing the potential for making its own borders insecure by hiring mercenaries (for terrorist attacks in the regional states) and it is a saddening end for Saudi Arabia which thinks that it can confront the Islamic Revolution in a proxy war,” Salami said, addressing a gathering of Basiji (Volunteer) forces in the Northeastern city of Mashhad on Wednesday evening.

He also referred to Saudi Arabia’s attempts to decrease the crude price, and said Riyadh hit itself the worst blow by this plot which has led to reduction in the country’s reserves.

Salami pointed to Riyadh’s military intervention in Yemen, and said, “Yemen is a quagmire for Saudi Arabia’s soaking in an illogical war without even an iota of success.”

In relevant remarks in April, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that lack of balance in Saudi Arabia and the country’s continued failure in implementing its plots is pushing the region into growing instability.

“The destruction of infrastructures of a poor country (Yemen) and killing children, women and men has no other meaning but the fact that a country has lost its balance and no other interpretation can be envisaged for it,” Rouhani told reporters before leaving Tehran for Indonesia to participate in a summit to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Asian-African Conference in Jakarta.

He said Riyadh has failed to materialize its wishes in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and North Africa, and is now trying to make up for these failures by bombing yet another country in the region.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for nearly one year now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed over 7,000 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

By Fars News Agency