Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir reiterated on Thursday that Iran was the source of terrorism in the region, accusing it of meddling in the internal affairs of other countries and violating international laws.
“We are working on containing Iran and we have other options if the US abandoned the nuclear deal,” he told a forum discussion at the Brookings Institution in Washington.
He described the 2015 agreement reached between Tehran and world powers as “flawed”, especially in regards to inspection methods.
“The deal will not resolve the problem with Iran,” stressed Jubeir.
Furthermore, he said that Saudi Arabia has been suffering since the 1979 Iranian revolution from Tehran’s hostile policies.
“Despite everything, we have extended our hand for friendship, but we were always met with destruction,” he remarked, adding that Iran must be held accountable for its actions and violations.
Addressing the crisis in Syria, he stressed that the solution there must be political.
“The Iranian influence and Shi’ite militias are hindering this solution,” Jubeir explained.
On Yemen, he said that Saudi Arabia did not choose to go to war, “but it was forced on it.”
He also accused the Iran-backed Houthi militias of turning their back against the political process in Yemen.
The minister stressed however the importance of reaching a political crisis to the war, stressing that Riyadh and Washington have worked for years on combating terrorism.
Military cooperation between the two sides goes back to several decades, he noted.
سایت تابناک از انتشار نظرات حاوی توهین و افترا و نوشته شده با حروف لاتین (فینگیلیش) معذور است.