TEHRAN – Iran’s Interior Minister has told reporters storming Saudi embassy in Tehran has been organized by covert Saudi-affiliated hands.
Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli who is visiting Syria participated in a press conference after meeting his Syrian counterpart where he believed Saudis themselves organized an embassy attack by their operatives to relieve itself from psychological pressures mounted on the country by execution of Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr an outspoken critic and a Shia religious leader.
Rahmani Fazli who was responding to a reporter’s question storming of Saudi embassy in Tehran, raised a new perspective and interpretation of the embassy attack, believing some analysts would not reject the possibility. “From an Iranian point of view, storming Saudi embassy was illegal and condemned, which President Rouhani established a committee to immediately address the issue and to punish the perpetrators; we equally condemn the hidden hands of the Saudi government in organizing the attack,” Rahmani Fazli told reporters.
“It is far from clear that Saudi Arabia has played a direct role in attacks on Iranian embassies in Lebanon, Yemen, and Pakistan; the kingdom actively supported Saddam Hussein of Iraq; however, Iran has exercised tact and restraint in facing these historical problems with Saudis; now, a sentimental action which however was unwise enough would justify Saudis’ severing of political ties with Iran and precipitate the into media hype against us,” objected the interior minister.
Rahmani Fazli also said that the ministry was collecting evidence, and in the case that the evidence corroborated the hypothesis of a Saudi hidden hand behind the embassy attack, “we will take necessary measures.”
Source: Mehr News