Saudi Arabia maintains self restraint despite Iranian hostile policy- FM
1/19/2016 10:08:01 PM
(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) RIYADH Jan 19 (KUNA) -- The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia maintains commitment to the policy of self-restraint although it and other countries inside and beyond the Gulf region have suffered long from the aggressive policy of Iran."Since the Iranian revolution in 1979 Iran has established a record of spreading sedition unrest and chaos in the region in an effort to undermine the region's security and stability in complete disregard for international law agreements treaties and moral principles" the SPA quoted an official of the Ministry as saying."The Iranian policy is based primarily on the preamble of Iranian constitution and the directive of Ayatollah Khomeini which is based on the idea of exporting revolution."In a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of other states and interference in their internal affairs Iran recruits militias in Iraq Lebanon Syria and Yemen under what is called 'supporting the vulnerable and subjugated peoples" the official said."It continues to support terrorism by providing safe havens for terrorist organizations on its territory planting terrorist cells in a number of Arab countries and assisting in terrorist bombings that have caused the loss of many innocent lives. "It has assassinated opposition figures abroad has continually violated the sanctity of diplomatic missions and has even assassinated or attempted to assassinate diplomats around the world" he added.The Saudi Ministry has issued a 58-point fact-sheet illustrating Iran's aggressive policies over nearly four decades and its "record of sponsoring terrorism." The fact-sheet attached to the SPA report categorically refutes "the persistent lies promoted by the Tehran regime" including the (Iranian) foreign minister's recent article in The New York Times and his message to the Secretary-General of the United Nations. (end) yms.gb
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