Iran’s Ambassador draws UN attention to Saudi threats

Iran’s Ambassador draws UN attention to Saudi threats

Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo wrote to the UN Security Council, reminding the world body that the recent ISIS terror attacks in Tehran came hot on the heels of Saudi Arabia’s repeated threats against the Islamic Republic.

"The terrorist attacks in Tehran took place on the heel of the rejection on 2 May 2017 of any dialogue with Iran by the Saudi Defense Minister and his utter threat, emphasizing that “we will work so that the battle is on their side, inside Iran”. It is not surprising either that the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs had threatened Iran few hours before the attacks, saying that “Iran must be punished," Khoshroo wrote in the letter dated Friday.

The Iranian diplomat further said he had warned in a letter to the Council the last time about “the irresponsible, provocative, and ill-fated policies” of Saudi Arabia in promoting and financing extremist groups and its adventurism in the region, referring most prominently to the kingdom’s 2015-present bombing of Yemen, Tasnim reported.

He also said despite its patronage for the extremist ideology, Riyadh had been rewarded recently by a hefty arms deal with the US.

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