Ministry of Foreign Affairs Statement on Hostile Iranian Statements
(RIYADH) - An official source at the Foreign Ministry expressed Saudi Arabia's deep disapproval, strong condemnation and categorical rejection of all hostile statements issued by Iranian regime against the Islamic rulings carried out on terrorists in the Kingdom.
Source confirmed that the Iranian regime revealed it true face in supporting terrorism, which is considered a continuation of Iran's policies aiming to destabilize the security and stability of countries in the region, while pointing out that by defending terrorists' actions and justifying it, Iran is considered a partner in their crimes, and bears full responsibility for its provocative and escalatory policy.
The source added Iran's regime should be the last one to accuse others of supporting terrorism, as it is considered a terrorism-sponsoring stare, which is repeatedly condemned by the United Nations and many countries. The source noted that the a number of Iranian governmental agencies are on the UN terrorist list, in addition to providing a safe haven on its territory for a number of Al-Qaeda leaders since 2001, as well as providing protection for one of the Saudis of the so called Hezbollah Al-Hejaz involved in the 1996 terrorist bombing in Al-Khobar, who was arrested last year, carrying an Iranian passport.
The source pointed out that Iranian regime’s blatant interference in the region, included Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon, and Syria. In Syria, it interfered directly through the Revolutionary Guards, and Shi'ite militias from Lebanon and other countries of the world, and resulted in the killing of more than 250 thousand and the displacement of more than 12 million Syrian. In addition, the Iranian regime set up terrorist cells in Bahrain, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia, and provided them with weapons and high-powered explosives. The arrested cells were to carry out terrorist activities in Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf states.
The Foreign Ministry source said that the Iranian regime is not ashamed to drawl about human rights issues, while it executed hundreds of Iranians without a clear legal basis last year.
The source concluded his statement that Iran's blind sectarianism-orientation does not realize that the law of Shariah [is based on] the scale of justice and equality and does not differentiate between rites. The Kingdom's judiciary is independent, fair, and transparent, and it does not deal with evilness, meanness and sedition or in secrecy, as is the case for the regime of Iran.