Zarif: Saudi Arabia blames Iran for consequences of its ‘wars of aggression’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Saudi Arabia is blaming Iran for the consequences of its “wars of aggression,” taking Riyadh to task for its destabilizing role in the region.

In a post on his official Twitter account on Monday, Zarif said Saudi Arabia was engaged in “wars of aggression” and destabilizing behavior, but blamed Iran for the consequences.”

He also referred to crimes committed by the Saudi-led military coalition fighting against the Houthi Ansarullah fighters in Yemen, saying that the coalition had so far killed thousands of innocent people in Yemen.

Iran’s foreign minister blamed Riyadh’s military campaign in Yemen as the main reason behind the spread of cholera and famine in the country.

He also countercharged Saudi Arabia of interfering in domestic affairs of Arab countries, an accusation that Saudi Arabia has leveled against Iran on many occasions, noting that the repression of dissidents in Bahrain by the Al Khalifah regime took place following a visit to Riyadh by US President Donald Trump.

In another tweet, Zarif implied that Saudi Arabia had been even behind the recent resignation of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who accused Iran of interference in Lebanon’s affairs.

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