Iran has warned countries behind the ongoing crises in the Middle East, saying the plights they have created could one day bedevil themselves.
Defense Minister Brigadier-General Hossein Dehqan made the remarks in Tehran on Saturday after meeting his Azerbaijani counterpart Colonel General Zakir Hasanov.
Dehqan cited Takfiri groups such as Daesh, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, and their fellow “Wahhabi-Takfiri outfits” as well as the aggressive policies of the United States, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, which target the region.
The terror organizations are influenced by Wahhabism, the official radical ideology dominating Saudi Arabia. They have been wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq since 2014 but have also carried out attacks in Europe and the US.
Adding to the convoluted situation is Saudi Arabia’s invasion of Yemen, which has overshadowed Israel’s continued aggression against the Palestinians.
“The aggregate sum of these situations has led to a buildup of threats, insecurity and instability in the West Asia region,” Dehqan said.
“Naturally, if these countries do not adopt responsible policies vis-à-vis this instability, the crisis will escalate day by day and afflict them,” he added.