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Saudi Arabia: Iran’s Statements after the Execution of 47 Terrorists Unmasked it as Terrorism Supporter | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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According to an official source from the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Iran’s statements after Riyadh’s execution of 47 terrorists unmasked Tehran as a supporter and sponsor for terrorism. The source assured Saudi Arabia’s refusal for any interference in its internal affairs and disapproval of the aggressive statements made by the Iranian regime.

Tehran’s reaction “unveils its real face in support of terrorism which is considered a continuation of its policy aiming to destabilize the security of the region. By defending and justifying the acts of terrorists, the Iranian regime is considered a partner of their crimes and completely accountable for its provocative policy”, a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.

The Iranian regime is the last in the world who could accuse others of supporting terrorism since it is a terrorism-sponsor state which has been repeatedly condemned by the United Nations and a number of countries, the source added.
Several Iranian governmental agencies are on the UN terror list and Iran has been a safe haven for a number of Al Qaida leaders since 2001, the source said. Iranian authorities have also provided protection to a Saudi citizen wanted over the Al Khobar explosions by the so-called Hezbollah Al Hijaz in 1996 and the culprit was arrested last year carrying an Iranian passport, the source said.

The source also pointed out that the Iranian regime’s flagrant interventions in countries in the region, including Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon and Syria, where it directly intervened through the Revolutionary Guards, and Shi’ite militias from Lebanon and the countries of the world, resulted in the death of more than 250 thousand Syrian and the displacement of 12 million.

The Iranian regime is not ashamed of ranting about human rights issues, while last year the country itself executed hundreds of Iranians without a clear legal basis, the source added.