Iran debunks US media report about possible Iranian ‘attack’ on Saudi Arabia
Iran has categorically dismissed reports in Western media about a possible "attack" on Saudi Arabia, terming it a part of psychological warfare against the Islamic Republic.
The spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry, Nasser Kan'ani, rejected a report published by the US-based daily Wall Street Journal about threats from Iran against Saudi Arabia. He said the report was biased and part of psychological warfare against the Islamic Republic.
“Such biased news stories are cooked up by certain Western and Zionist outlets with an aim to poison the atmosphere against the Islamic Republic of Iran, and buck the current positive trends [of growing relations] with regional countries,” Kan'ani said in a statement on Wednesday evening.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran pursues the policy of good neighborliness with its neighbors on the basis of mutual respect, and within the framework of international principles and rules."
Kan’ani further noted that Iran believes that the promotion of stability and security in the region is possible through the establishment of constructive interaction with neighbors, adding that the Islamic Republic will therefore follow such a policy seriously.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia had shared intelligence with the United States about an imminent attack from Iran on targets in the kingdom.
On Saturday, the chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) lashed out at the United States, the Israeli regime and Saudi Arabia for plotting riots in Iran, warning the Riyadh regime and the media outlets under its sponsorship that they will have to pay a price.
In an address at the funeral of the victims of a recent terrorist attack on the revered Shah Cheragh shrine in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz, Major General Hossein Salami said the criminal US, Tel Aviv regime and the House of Saud have conspired the deadly unrest in Iran after suffering failures in Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria.