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Saudi Arabia must end claims against Tehran: Foreign Ministry

6 September 2015 18:51


Iran has criticized claims by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir against Tehran, saying regional countries, in particular Saudi Arabia, should stop policies that have already set the region on fire.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham made the remarks on Sunday, stating that instead of making such claims, Iran’s neighbors should put away policies that facilitate the acts of terrorist groups, trigger the wave of refugees in Syria and Iraq, and lead to the indiscriminate killing of innocent people in Yemen.

The Iranian diplomat also called for the adoption of a realistic and constructive approach toward regional issues, which would help maintain peace and security for all.

Afkham once again reaffirmed Iran’s readiness to engage in dialog and cooperate with regional countries for the settlement of the existing crises.

“Iran has always regarded the policy of good neighborliness and expansion of ties with all neighboring countries as priorities in its foreign relations,” the Iranian spokeswoman said.

Afkham called for the neighboring countries to turn to dialog instead of engaging in “dangerous military games.”

On Friday, US President Barack Obama and Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz met in Washington. The Saudi foreign minister, Jubeir, claimed after the meeting that Iran is conducting “nefarious activities” in the region.

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