Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 29
By Umid Niayesh – Trend:
The terrorist groups in the region including the Islamic State (IS) group may be defeated only by downfall of the ruling monarchy in Saudi Arabia Ibrahim Agha Mohammadi, a senior Iranian MP said.
“The best approach in fighting the Daesh (IS, also referred as ISIS, ISIL) is supporting the overthrow of Saudi royals, and the Islamic Republic is in favor of this process,” Agha Mohammadi, who is a member of the Iranian parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said, semi-official Tasnim news agency reported Sept. 29.
The Iranian MP was reacting to recent comments of Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, who accused Tehran of being behind regional instability.
"If it was not for Iran, there would not be the destruction and killing we see today in Syria. Iran supports Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad by sending thousands of militants and fueling sectarianism between Sunnis and Shiites in Syria and the whole region," said Minister Al-Jubeir.
Meanwhile the Iranian MP claimed that the Saudi government is “equal to the IS group and other regional terrorists”.
If the global community seeks an effective approach to end IS terror, they should spare no effort for establishing democracy in Saudi Arabia, Agha Mohammadi argued.
Iran and Saudi Arabia have opposite points of view and positions on conflicts in Yemen, Syria , and Bahrain.
The Saudi Arabian-led coalition started military operation in Yemen last March to oust the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthis, who have taken most of the country and forced President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee to Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia accuses the Islamic Republic of providing military support to the Yemeni Shiite rebels, something that Tehran denies.
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