Iran threatens Saudi Arabia

Hossein Dehqan (Reuters)


Iran’s defense minister threatens to leave no part of Saudi Arabia untouched if Riyadh “does anything ignorant”.

Iran’s defense minister threatened Saudi Arabia on Sunday, days after a Saudi prince ruled out dialogue with Tehran and said he would protect his kingdom from what he called Iranian efforts to dominate the Muslim world.

“If the Saudis do anything ignorant, we will leave no area untouched except Mecca and Medina,” Dehqan said, according to the report, in comments made to Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV.

Dehqan was commenting on remarks by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who said last week that any struggle for influence between the countries ought to take place “inside Iran, not in Saudi Arabia”.

Iran’s foreign ministry denounced Salman’s comments last week, saying they were “destructive”.

Saudi Arabia and Iran are regional rivals who disagree on a host of issues, including the conflict in Syria, where Iran provides direct support to President Bashar Al-Assad, while the Saudis back the rebels trying to oust him.

Full article: Iran threatens Saudi Arabia (Arutz Sheva 7)

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