Saudi urges Iran to stop ‘meddling’ in neighbourhood

Riyadh (AFP) – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Monday urged Iran to stop “meddling” in the affairs of the kingdom’s neighbours, warning that Riyadh stood ready to confront Tehran’s actions.

Iran openly backs President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian war and is accused of also being behind rebels who overran large parts of Yemen last year and early this year.

“We wish that Iran would change its policies and stop meddling in the affairs of other countries in the region, in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen,” Adel al-Jubeir said at joint press briefing with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Riyadh.

“It is difficult to have positive relations” with Tehran, “when Saudi Arabia and its people are the target of continuous aggression” from the kingdom’s arch rival, said Jubeir.

“We will make sure that we confront Iran’s actions and shall use all our political, economic and military powers to defend our territory and people,” said Jubeir.

Full article: Saudi urges Iran to stop ‘meddling’ in neighbourhood (Yahoo!)

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