IRNA – Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari said on Saturday that Saudis are supporting terrorists and anti-Islamic-Revolution elements.
Jaberi Ansari said, “Saudis have run a dangerous game and will eventually be its losers.’
In an interview, posted on alahednews website on Thursday, Jaberi Ansari referred to comments of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir and said coincidence of Tehran terror attacks with the comments is meaningful.
The Saudi Crown Prince had claimed they would take war to Iran and Saudi Foreign Minister said they needed to punish Iran.
Jaberi Ansari added, “We have information that shows the Saudis have had relations and contacts with the anti-Islamic-Revolution groups in the region. The game they started will cause big strategic problems for them.”
Commenting on the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps’ (IRGC) missile operation targeting Daesh bases in Syria, Jaberi Ansari said, “On the one hand the operations were direct response to Daesh operations in Tehran, and on the other hand, it was an instance of Iran’s clear policy on influential campaign against terrorist groups, especially Daesh.”
Expressing sorrow over the fact that regional rulers haven’t learned from the past, Jaberi Ansari said policies based on terrorist tools have created numerous disasters throughout the world and the region.
He said terrorism and extremism have spread worldwide due to application of terrorist tools in Iraq, Yemen and Syria and today, terrorism has turned into a global challenge.
Certain world powers used the groups in Afghanistan to fight former Soviet Union, whose results were well evident in the 9/11 incident and expansion of terrorism, said the official, adding that others used the same instruments in Iraq and Syria, and now we can see the outcome internationally.
He added, “Continued practice of the dangerous game and its spread to other regions will have former consequences.”
He said, “Iran is a powerful independent democratic country and won’t let the tools be used against it.”
The problem with Riyadh is that it has strong ideological ties with terrorists and supports them financially and politically, he said.
Saudi Arabia has been supporting terrorists and trying to export terrorist ideas, and with its recent actions, Riyadh tried to distract attentions, he said.
Continuing the policy may have short-term benefits for the Saudis, but in the long run, they will be drown in it, Jaberi Ansari said.
He also talked about crisis in Yemen, saying that the Yemenis won’t give up to the Saudi invasion, as they didn’t yield to any foreign attack in the past.
Talking about Qatar crisis, he said the policy we see on the part of Saudis toward Qatar is their general policy in different fields, that is, imposing unilateral policies on others, war mongering, vastly utilizing terrorist groups in order to reach their goals, none of which is attainable.
He added, “The Saudis should avoid more defeat through returning to the path of wisdom and logic and respect other countries’ independence.”