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Iranian Leader’s Advisor: True Nature of Saudi Regime Revealed by Mass Executions

Supreme Leader's top adviser for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati said that the world public opinion became aware of the true nature of the Saudi regime after mass execution of people in the Arab country.

Velayati strongly condemned the recent mass execution of people, including teens, in Saudi Arabia as a crime and blatant carnage.

He added that the killings showed the true nature of the Saudi regime officials more than ever before.

Velayati noted that the perpetrators of this crime are disgraced before the eyes of the freedom-seeking people of the world despite their claims of defending human rights.

He criticized the international bodies’ silence on the mass execution in Saudi Arabia and other crimes committed against people elsewhere in the region, including in Palestine, Yemen and Afghanistan.

The official said the silence of rights groups and organizations further emboldens the Saudi regime to think they can commit more atrocities with impunity.

Velayati’s statement urged global condemnation of the mass execution in Saudi Arabia, noting that such crimes are orchestrated by arrogant powers with the aim of weakening Muslim countries as this has been admitted on several occasions by leaders of the Western governments and the reactionary Western-backed regimes of the region that were responsible for the creation of terror groups like the ISIL.

The Iranian foreign ministry had also on Sunday strongly deplored the mass execution of tens of people in Saudi Arabia, saying that Riyadh cannot cover up its political problems with suppression.

“Execution and [the use of] unbridled violence are no solution to self-produced crises and the Saudi government cannot use such measures to cover up its political and judicial bedlam and suppress people,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said.

He added that the recent mass executions in Saudi Arabia constitute an inhumane act in contravention to the basic principles of human rights and international law.

“This measure is also at odds with all human [rights] principles and recognized judicial procedures [as death sentences were issued] without respect for due process,” Khatibzadeh said.

He also slammed the western countries for use of double standards in such cases and instrumental use of the concept of human rights.

Khatibzadeh took to task those countries who claim to be human rights advocates for their inaction toward such heinous measures, describing it as a sign of those countries hypocrisy and their politicized use of human rights to achieve their political goals against independent governments.

His remarks came after the state-run Saudi Press Agency said in an announcement on Saturday that Saudi Arabia had executed 81 prisoners in a single day over ‘terror-related offenses,’ in the largest mass execution carried out by the highly-conservative Arab kingdom in recent memory.

It added that the executed inmates included seven Yemenis and a Syrian, alleging that the suspects had been convicted of a variety of crimes, including killings and membership in militant groups.

The mass execution in Saudi Arabia has drawn a strong wave of condemnation from various Islamic and Saudi opposition groups, which say most of those executed were jailed only for exercising their right to free expression of opinion.

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