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Iran’s Claims for Calm Confirm Interference in Yemen

Iran’s Claims for Calm Confirm Interference in Yemen

Wednesday, 9 October, 2019 - 07:15
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif via Reuters
Riyadh – Mohammad Al Ayyed
Observers say that the Iranian regime is looking to give a good impression by spreading messages calling for peace and dialogue with Saudi Arabia.

However, statements by representatives of the Iranian regime have given the impression that persistent bargaining attempts through proxies no longer work for the international community.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, for his part, has failed to cover for the scandalous crimes committed in Yemen.

Iran’s continued support for terror proxies in Yemen has forced Zarif to quickly hold an interview to help spread calm.

Decision makers in Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, rebuffed the lies spread by Iranian representatives, who claimed that Saudi Arabia sent out for talks. The Kingdom also reaffirmed its support for the Yemeni internationally-recognized government and people.

Saudi Arabia’s Vice Minister of Defense, Prince Khalid bin Salman, called Iran’s talk about a partial ceasefire in Yemen “a cheap trade” and an exploitation of the country and its people.

Prince Khalid bin Salman said in a series of tweets that the Iranian regime is “brazenly trying to exploit Yemen for its own interests.”

“On the one hand, it [the Iranian regime] blames the Yemenis to evade responsibility for its terrorist acts. On the other, it undermines Yemenis by speaking on their behalf, saying that it is seeking peace in Yemen in a campaign of disinformation and lies,” Prince Khalid tweeted.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, for his part, countered those claims in a series of tweets, saying “it is not correct that Saudi Arabia sent a message to Tehran, but that the leader of a friendly country sought to calm the situation and Riyadh told him that its position has always been to seek security and stability in the region.”

In separate tweets, Jubeir also called on Tehran to “stop supporting terrorism and chaos in the region,” and stop “interfering in the internal affairs of Arab states.”

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