Tabnak - Saudi Arabia has experienced a very controversial weekend, one that could have major implications not only for Riyadh, but the whole region. Meanwhile, the latest array of accusations against Iran by the Saudis and their American supporters has sparked Iran’s reaction.
According to Press TV, The chief commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has dismissed as "baseless” the allegations leveled by US President Donald Trump about the Islamic Republic’s provision of missiles to Yemeni forces.
"Trump’s claims about providing Yemen with missiles by the Islamic Republic of Iran are baseless,” Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Sunday.
He added that Iran had no means of transferring missiles to Yemen, noting that missiles used by Yemeni forces belonged to themselves and they had only increased their range.
The Yemeni army on Sunday confirmed that it had targeted Saudi Arabia’s King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh with a long distance Borkan H2 ballistic missile.
On the other hand, after the resigned Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri targeted Iran with a set of accusations during his stay in Saudi Arabia, Iran’s Foreign Ministry denied his remarks, saying that he’s become a part of new plot to destabilize the Middle East.
In this vein, the ministry vehemently rejected Hariri’s remarks, saying his resignation and rehashing of the "unfounded and baseless” allegations regularly leveled by the Zionists, Saudis and the US are another scenario to create new tensions in Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle East.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi made the remarks on Saturday, a few hours after the announcement of Hariri’s resignation in Saudi Arabia, in which he made allegations against Iran and Lebanon's Resistance Movement Hezbollah.
"The sudden resignation of Mr. Hariri and its announcement in another country are not only regrettable and astonishing, but also indicative of him playing in a court that the ill-wishers in the region have laid out,” he said.
"The winners in this field are not Arab and Muslim countries but the Zionist regime (Israel) which has defined its existence in tensions ‘in’ and ‘among’ the Muslim countries in the region,” the Iranian spokesperson added.
In a speech broadcasted from Saudi Arabia on Saturday, Hariri announced his resignation, citing many reasons, including the security situation in Lebanon, for his sudden decision. Hariri announced his resignation following visits to Saudi Arabia.
He said that he sensed a plot being hatched against his life. Hariri also accused Iran and Hezbollah of meddling in the affairs of the Arab countries.