Iranian FM spokesman slams Saudi FM’s anti-Iran rhetoric

بهرام قاسمی

Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has hit back at Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir over his “baseless” allegations against Iran.

In a statement, Qassemi dismissed as “baseless and worn-out” the recent accusations leveled by Jubeir against Iran.

“The Saudis repeat their ridiculous and worn-out accusations against Iran whenever they come under international pressures over their infringement on Yemen and support for terrorism,” he said.

“Interestingly enough, despite their heavy dossier on promoting terror, violence and brutality, today the Saudis, in a clear illusion, view themselves as the guardian of the world and shamelessly set conditions for the Islamic Republic of Iran’s active presence in the international community,” Qassemi went on saying.

He also said Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy in recent years has been dotted with posing threats, resorting to military force and using the language of force against small regional neighbors, and promoting Takfiri extremism and terrorism.

“To cover the scandals, Saudi Arabia knows no way but to resort in vain to pinning the blame on others, distracting public opinion and spending hefty budgets in vain,” he said.

“The scandals are too big to be covered by such efforts,” Qassemi added.

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