Promoting Extremism Hallmark of Saudi Policy

Promoting Extremism Hallmark of Saudi PolicyPromoting Extremism Hallmark of Saudi Policy

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi rejected Saudi Arabia’s “ridiculous and rehashed” accusations against the Islamic Republic, saying the promotion of extremism and terrorism is one of the hallmarks of Riyadh’s foreign policy. “Threatening and using military force and the language of bullying against small neighboring countries, its undeniable war crimes dossier in Yemen and the promotion of extremism and terrorism have been among the obvious characteristics of Saudi foreign policy in recent years,” Qasemi said on Saturday, Press TV reported. “In order to cover up its record, Saudi Arabia has no option but to put the blame on others, distract public opinion and spend huge sums of money. However, such methods will fail.” The spokesman noted that whenever Saudi officials come under pressure from world public opinion over their military aggression against Yemen and their support for terrorism, they level outrageous and hackneyed allegations against Tehran. Qasemi made the statements in response to recent accusations by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir who claimed that Iran supports terrorism and destabilizes the region. He also alleged that Iran must stop meddling in the affairs of other countries to become a constructive member of the international community. How the US-backed Saudi coalition’s indiscriminate attacks on Yemeni civilians to restore its fugitive president, Abd-Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, makes Riyadh eligible to preach to others what it doesn’t practice a shining example of political demagoguery.

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