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IRGC former gen. says Saudi FM needs ‘political education’

30 May 2016 11:17



Maj. Gen. Mohsen Rezaei has reacted to the anti-Iranian remarks by Saudi Arabian FM Adel Al-Jubeir, saying the Saudi official needs proper ‘political education’.

In an Instagram post on Sunday, Secretary of Expediency Council and former IRGC general Major General Mohsen Rezaei leveled outspoken criticism against Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir for his ‘crass’ and ‘far from diplomatic’ comments in a press conference earlier that day, and suggested he make a trip to Iran to learn proper diplomatic attitude.

“Mr. Jubeir, the novice minister of Saudi Arabia, says the Iraqi government has no right to ask Iran for help to defend his country,” wrote Rezaei in his post, “on the other hands, he considers the occupation of Yemen his country’s legal right, or the transgression into Bahraini territories with tanks. They are not even willing to protect the lives of other countries’ nationals during Hajj rituals, and are completely uncooperative in issuing visas.”

Rezaei went on to add, “his attitude is similar to the Bedouin people that have just arrived in the city and laid down their camels in the middle of Riyadh square.”

The Iranian official then added in jest, “Mr. Jubeir, I invite you to come to Iran for a few weeks so that we could teach you proper diplomacy!”

Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister, whose country is responsible for the destruction of Yemen, Syria and Iraq, accused Iran of interfering in Iraq’s internal affairs, in irresponsible and non-diplomatic remarks, and without noting the request of Iraq’s legal government for Iran’s help.

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