TEHRAN: Iran has conveyed its stand that the Arab League must urge Saudi Arabia to put an end to its brutal and merciless killing of innocent civilians in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Bahrain and stop supporting terrorist groups founded and funded by the Saudi regime itself.
Bahram Qassemi, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman on Friday conveyed his astonishment at the “biased and unjust” statement issued at the meeting held by the council of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo on Thursday.
“If this council is honest in its willingness to help promote peaceful coexistence among regional countries and is firmly determined to establish convergence and boost good neighborliness, it is necessary to stop its unconstructive support for Riyadh just for once,” Qassemi said.
The Iranian spokesperson asserted that such biased decisions have only caused more instability, insecurity and chaos across the region, and rocketed Saudi Arabia’s “more blatant and shameful” killing of innocent people in some Arab countries.
He said the Islamic Republic of Iran sincerely advises the Arab ministerial council to think wisely and understand the reality on the ground.
The continuation of the current trend and supporting Saudi Arabia “can plague these countries themselves with Riyadh’s destabilizing policies in a short time,” Qassemi pointed out.
He added that those injured in a deadly crush during last year’s Hajj rituals in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca, and the families of the victims expect the Saudi government to be held accountable for the tragedy and reveal the facts about last year’s crush and other deadly incidents taking place every year during the Hajj rituals.