RIYADH – An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated on Tuesday that since the revolution of 1979, Iran has established a record of spreading sedition, unrest and chaos in the region, in an effort to undermine the region’s security and stability.
“This was also in complete disregard for international law, agreements, treaties, and moral principles. On the other hand, the Kingdom has maintained a policy of restraint in spite of having suffered – as have other neighboring countries – the consequences of Iran’s continued aggressive policies,” the source said in a long statement, carried by the Saudi Press Agency.
The source said that Iranian policy is based primarily on the preamble of Iranian constitution and the directive of Ayatollah Khomeini, which is based on the idea of exporting revolution.
In a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of other states and interference in their internal affairs, Iran recruits militias in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen under what is called supporting the vulnerable and subjugated peoples. It continues to support terrorism by providing safe havens for terrorist organizations on its territory, planting terrorist cells in a number of Arab countries, and assisting in terrorist bombings that have caused the loss of many innocent lives. It has assassinated opposition figures abroad, continually violated the sanctity of diplomatic missions, and has even assassinated or attempted to assassinate diplomats around the world.
The statement noted that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has prepared a fact sheet to illustrate Iran’s aggressive policies over the last 35 years, and it categorically refutes the persistent lies spread by the Tehran regime, including the foreign minister’s article in The New York Times and his message to the UN secretary general.
The SPA published the fact sheet, which explains Iran’s record in supporting terrorism and extremism. The fact sheet highlighted that Iranian regime is the world’s number one sponsor of terrorism and that the Arab region did not know sectarianism until after the Iranian revolution of 1979.
Meanwhile, Adel Al-Jubeir, minister of foreign affairs, blamed Iran for its negative role in the region. Addressing a joint press conference with his French Counterpart Laurent Fabius here on Tuesday, Al-Jubeir said that Iran is blatantly interfering in the affairs of the region.
Al-Jubeir said his talks with Fabius also figured the developments in Syria and Yemen. He reiterated the Kingdom’s position to continue Syrian talks on the basis of the Geneva 1 initiatives and the decisions of Vienna and New York meetings. “The Syrian opposition is the party which decides who represents it in the talks, and the higher committee that emerged from the Riyadh conference is the concerned party and they are the ones who decide who represents them in the talks,” he said adding that no other party is allowed to impose on the Syrian opposition who represents them in the talks with Bashar al-Assad.