Oct 02, 2018 07:14 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 14, 2019 21:40 Asia/Tehran]

Iran’s representative to United Nations general assembly, Abbas Golroo has rejected Saudi Arabia's baseless accusations against Iran, saying that everyone in the Middle East is well aware that the Saudis have been sponsoring terrorists and extremists for years, destabilizing the region and the wider world.

Iran PressIran news: Addressing the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, Abbas Golroo added that the Saudi Arabian foreign minister's assertion that his country supports US sanctions against Iran is not something new, IRNA reported.

He further noted that Saudi Arabia's history of hostility towards regional nations and governments is known for all and the Iranian nation will never forget Riyadh's support for Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in his war against Iran.

It is ridiculous to see the Saudi foreign minister accuse Iran of sponsoring terrorism. It is really strange to see the foreign minister of a country which is the main sponsor of terrorism accuse others of doing the same, he said.

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Saudi Arabia has nothing to do with diplomacy of logic but it deals with diplomacy of finance. Whenever it sees its interests at risk, it helps terrorism and takes revenge on innocent people, Golroo said.

Hailing Iran’s role in fighting terrorism, Golroo said ran’s role in fighting terrorism is known to all.

He added: "Is there anyone who doesn't know Saudi Arabia is the major sponsor of terrorism ranging from Al-Qeada to Daesh? Is there anyone who doesn't know the impoverished people of Yemen are being massacred by Saudi Arabia?"

Stressing that Saudi Arabia is deliberately killing Yemeni children, Golroo added that it is Daesh and the leadership of Saudi Arabia that considers an attack on a bus carrying children as legitimate.

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Iran has always tried to solve the issue peacefully but Saudi Arabia is not seeking diplomatic solution, he said, noting that Saudis have committed war crimes in Yemen.

Unlike false claims, Iran is a sincere and honest neighbor for those who are honest with their ties, the Iranian envoy added.

Golroo added: "Iran is open to dialogue and is ready for talks to solve regional problems."


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