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Riyadh rejects WikiLeaks claims on Iran

Saudi Arabia has dismissed as “baseless” WikiLeaks documents claiming that some Arab states have frequently urged the US to attack Iran.

WikiLeaks website on Sunday released 250,000 classified US documents, some of which touch on issues ranging from US involvement in spying against the UN to the involvement of US embassies across the world in espionage activities.

Part of the documents also claimed that Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates exhorted the US to attack Iran in order to put an end to Iran’s nuclear program.

“The kingdom of Saudi Arabia rejects these claims in their entirety, and that this is not the first time such claims are made in the media,” Saudi Arabian charge d’affaires to Tehran was quoted by Mehr News Agency as saying on Tuesday.

The Saudi Arabian official said such claims are aimed at damaging the two countries’ relations.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad described the published documents as part of US “psychological warfare” against Iran.

“The US administration releases documents and makes a judgment based on them. They are mostly like a psychological warfare and lack legal basis,” he told reporters on Monday.

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