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Saudi Arabia “number one threat” to Iran – official

Politics Materials 4 October 2016 16:19 (UTC +04:00)
A high-ranking Iranian official has described Saudi Arabia as the “number one threat” to the Islamic Republic.
Saudi Arabia “number one threat” to Iran – official

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 4

By Khalid Kazimov– Trend:

A high-ranking Iranian official has described Saudi Arabia as the “number one threat” to the Islamic Republic.

“We have conflicts with Saudi Arabia in three fields of economy, military and cybersphere,” ISNA news agency quoted Head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali as saying.

He further accused the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia of posing threats to the Islamic Republic.

Iranian officials over the past several months have accused Saudi Arabia of backing “terrorist groups” in the region and making efforts aimed at destabilizing Iran’s south-eastern and western borders.

Ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia deteriorated following the Saudi execution of a prominent Shia Muslim cleric.

Back in January, Saudi Arabia executed Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr who was convicted of “terror-related offences.”

Following the execution, angry Iranian protesters stormed Saudi embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashhad. Right after the attacks on its diplomatic missions, Saudi Arabia said it severed ties with the Islamic Republic.

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