The spokesman for Iran’s International Ministry, Saeed Khatibzadeh, has accused Saudi Arabia of being the primary hub for coaching terrorists within the area, whereas responding angrily to earlier essential remarks by his Saudi counterpart.
“For many years, Wahhabism – nurtured by colonial powers – has been the supply of bigotry, hatred & terrorism in our area – and past,” he tweeted on Thursday. “Truth: Each terrorist group in our area has graduated from Saudi-funded Madrassas.”
1/ For many years, Wahabism—nurtured by colonial powers—has been *the* supply of bigotry, hatred & terrorism in our area — and past.Truth: Each terrorist group in our area has graduated from Saudi-funded Madrassas.No quantity of Saudi obfuscation can cover this ugly actuality.
— Saeed Khatibzadeh (@SKhatibzadeh) December 3, 2020
Khatibzadeh talked about “their atrocities in Yemen, & the notorious Khashoggi case are simply a few of their different stunts,” and added that “Saudis should change course. The coverage of inflaming stress is not tenable.”
The spokesman’s harsh statements adopted tweets by Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia’s minister of state for international affairs, who tweeted on December 1 that Iranian International Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif “is determined in charge the dominion for something damaging that occurs in Iran.”
“Will he blame us for the following earthquake or flood?” he queried.
In additional remarks, al-Jubeir claimed that “not like Iran,” it was not the dominion’s coverage “to interact in assassinations,” and added: “Ask us, and ask many different international locations who’ve misplaced lots of their residents resulting from Iran’s prison and unlawful habits!”
It’s not the coverage of Saudi Arabia to interact in assasinations; not like Iran, which has performed so for the reason that Khomeini Revolution in 1979. Ask us, and ask many different international locations who’ve misplaced lots of their residents resulting from Iran’s prison and unlawful habits!
— Adel Aljubeir عادل الجبير (@AdelAljubeir) December 1, 2020
Zarif had earlier accused Saudi Arabia, the US, and Israel for colluding within the assassination of senior Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh close to Tehran on November 27. The Iranian minister talked about Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s alleged go to to Riyadh and the trilateral conferences between him, Saudi officers, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Saudi Arabia, a Sunni powerhouse and regional rival of Shiite Iran, has not formally condemned the assassination of the scientist, though different Gulf states have performed so.
Israeli sources mentioned Netanyahu held talks in Saudi Arabia final month, whereas Riyadh denied any such assembly came about.
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