Iran’s Aggression Against Saudi Arabia Goes Back Over Three Decades
January 05, 2016
Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir charged that Iran’s aggression against the Kingdom goes back over three decades.
Speaking at a joint press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Riyadh, Minister Al-Jubeir said that Iran’s “violations and aggressive moves came from one party and not from the two parties. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over 35 years has not carried out any aggressive act against Iran; but Iran over the 35 years since the Iranian revolution has moved in a negative and aggressive way towards the Kingdom, interferes in the affairs of the region, supports terrorism, recruits people of this region to work against their societies, and smuggles weapons and explosives into countries in the region to destabilize the security situations in the region, and these matters are unacceptable. Iran incites for terrorism, violence and extremism, protects terrorists and people accused of terrorism and gives them Iranian passports, does not respect international laws or international norms in particular; as for the protection of diplomatic missions. The escalation, aggressive acts and evil all came from Iran, not from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; therefore if Iran wants to have a positive and natural role in the region, it must desist from these acts of aggression and behave with the countries of the region such as do any countries seeking for good-neighborliness, and it is up to Iran, its behavior and means taken by it, but the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the region welcome if Iran improves its behavior.''