Zarif accuses Saudi Arabia of plotting assassination of Iranian officials

Zarif accuses Saudi Arabia of plotting assassination of Iranian officials

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif believes that Saudi Arabia had planned to assassinate senior Iranian officials, including , and sabotage the Iranian economy.

"We had information about that," Zarif told The New Arab’s Arabic-language service in a recent interview. "These Saudi policies are not new and we are aware of them. The Saudi regime wants to impose its domination. These reports invalidate all claims that alleged Iran was engaging in activities against Riyadh. It is Riyadh that supports radicalism to undermine Iran."

His comments came after a Sunday report by The New York Times, revealing a March 2017 meeting in Riyadh to assassinate Iranian officials, namely Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Qasem Soleimani.

Zarif further exemplified other atrocities by the Saudi government, including support for terrorism, attacking Yemen as well as blockading Qatar and kidnapping Lebanese Prime minister Saad Hariri.

"All the world has opened its eyes to what Riyadh is doing such as blockading Qatar, bombing Yemen, detaining the prime minister of Lebanon and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi," IRNA cited Zarif as saying.

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