Tehran, Iran, June 13
By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:
Days after Iran was attacked by “Islamic State” terrorists and the country’s military officials claimed Riyadh was behind them, Iran’s diplomatic front has also pointed an accusing finger at the Saudi government.
“Saudi officials explicitly said they would take the war inside Iran and this is an outright threat,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, pointing out a tweet by his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir published the same morning Tehran was struck by twin terror attacks, the IRINN news channel reported June 13.
Two separate attacks shocked Tehran on June 7, leaving 17 dead and 54 injured. The IS-affiliated attackers shot people and blew bombs on the premises of the Parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum.
Simultaneously, the Saudi foreign minister tweeted, “Iran must be punished for its interference, support for terrorism in region.”
Exchange of accusations has escalated between Tehran and Riyadh in recent years as the two are engaged in opposite fronts in Syria. While Iran backs President Bashad al-Assad, Riyadh follows a US-led coalition for changing the regime with the help of insurgents.