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Saudi claims against Iran part of US plot

A Saudi scholar says Riyadh’s allegation that ‘Iran is meddling in Yemen’s domestic affairs’ is part of a US conspiracy against the Islamic Republic.

Ali Al-Ahmed, the founder and director of an independent think-tank in Washington told Press TV that Saudi Arabia follows the United States’ policy and fuels the West “anti-Iran wave” in the region.

According to the political analyst, Saudis’ three month offensive against Houthi fighters has no justification. He added that the Saudi war in the region is doomed to failure.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal had previously accused Iran of interfering in Yemen’s internal affairs.

Iran, however, rejects the allegations. It has condemned Riyadh’s military intervention in northern Yemen, calling on the kingdom to play the role of a mediator instead of bombing fellow Muslims.

Riyadh joined Yemen’s offensive against Houthis after accusing them of killing a Saudi border guard and occupying two border villages on November 3. Houthi fighters, however, has denied Saudi’s claims.

Saudi jets began bombing Yemen’s northern villages the following day and still continue their raids on the region.

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