Riyadh continues to sow division among Muslim, regional states, Iran regrets

Iran: Arab League statement doesn’t reflect the real stance of all members 

May 31, 2019

TEHRAN – Tehran has condemned a statement issued by the heads of certain Arab states at the end of an emergency meeting in the holy city of Mecca, rejecting the “unfounded” accusations raised against Iran in the statement.


Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said on Friday that the Islamic Republic has no doubt that the contents of such statements don’t reflect the real stance of all member states, the Foreign Ministry’s official website reported.

The spokesman also expressed regret over Saudi Arabia’s abuse of its privilege as the host of the emergency summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The Foreign Ministry says Saudi Arabia has made instrumental and political use of the holy month of Ramadan and the holy city of Mecca to level accusations against Iran in a statement attributed to the participating delegations.

Mousavi said Saudi Arabia has made instrumental and political use of the holy month of Ramadan as well as the holy city of Mecca to level accusations against Iran in a statement attributed to the participating delegations.

“Instead of seizing the opportunity of International Quds Day as well as the summit of Arab and Islamic states to raise and pursue the issue of the holy Quds and the Palestinian people’s rights, Saudi Arabia has opted for the wrong approach and continued to sow division between Islamic and regional countries, which is the wish of the Zionist regime,” he said.

“We see the attempts by Saudi Arabia to rally neighboring and Arab countries against Iran as the continuation of futile attempts by America and the Zionist regime against the Islamic Republic,” he added.

The spokesman finally expressed hope that Saudi Arabia’s failure to support the cause of Palestine and the wrong approach adopted by certain Islamic states of the region during the summit of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council in the holy city Mecca could be compensated.

He also called on Muslim states not to let the issue of Palestine and the holy Quds be overshadowed by such divisive policies and strategic mistakes, because it has been the long-time dream of the Zionist regime that Islamic and Arab states forget about their main and joint enemy and get involved in their internal affairs.

SP/PA

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