Iranian Foreign Minister Lashes Out at Saudi Arabia
The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Ali Hosseini blasted Saudi Arabia for not standing with Iran on its claims that their nuke program was for peaceful purposes.
The Iranian Republic News Agency reported:
Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini (pictured) on Monday said that the remarks attributed to Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal are “surprising and contrary to Riyadh’s principal stands”.
Talking to foreign and domestic reporters, he said, Iran’s nuclear program is thoroughly peaceful. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), as the only legal and lawful source has repeatedly announced that there had been no deviation in Iran’s peaceful nuclear program, he added.
“Unfounded and ambiguous remarks will not serve the interests of the regional states, nor will they help establish peace and stability in the region,” he said, adding that making such remarks would only pave the way for foreigners to take advantage of the issue,” Hosseini reiterated.
According to the Saudi-based al-Watan daily, Saud al-Faisal, in an interview with the British TV channel 4, said that expansion of nuclear weapons would benefit no state. “We have to convince the Iranians that nuclear weapons would not materialize any objective,” he added in his interview.
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