A senior Iranian foreign ministry official rejected the recent claims by Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal about Tehran’s interference in Syria, and said it is Saudi Arabia which has turned into a collaborator of Takfiri groups in their crimes against the Syrian people.
“The repetitive claim about Iran’s interference in Syria comes at a time when Saudi Arabia is equipping terrorists in Syria with different (types of) light and heavy weapons in breach of all international regulations and conventions, not to mention its overt military intervention in Bahrain,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Araqchi said on Wednesday.
“Remarks by Saud al-Faisal are full of contradictions,” the Iranian official further said.
He added that Saudi Arabia has turned into an accomplice in the crimes committed by the Takfiri terrorists against the defenseless Syrian people.
Araqchi stated that Saudi Arabia is a “big country with great potentialities” that can create unity among Muslim countries and resolve the problems facing the Muslim world, expressing regret, however, that such potential is currently being used in an opposite way.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
In October 2011, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of stirring unrests in Syria once again.
The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple Bashar al-Assad and his ruling system. Media reports said that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.
The US daily, Washington Post, reported in May 2012 that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups battling the President Bashar al-Assad’s government have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.
The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and US and foreign officials, reported that Obama administration officials emphasized the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the Persian Gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure.
Opposition activists who several months ago said the rebels were running out of ammunition said in May 2012 that the flow of weapons – most bought on the black market in neighboring countries or from elements of the Syrian military in the past – has significantly increased after a decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars in funding each month.