Oct 13, 2018 08:20 Asia/Tehran
  • Saudi Arabia is a Kingdom of Terror: Iran's envoy

Iran's representative in the UN General Assembly First Committee, in a war of words with his American and Saudi counterparts said that Saudi Arabia is a 'Kingdom of Terror', with even journalists not being safe from its terror activities.

Iran PressIran news:  At the meeting of the Security and Disarmament Committee of the 73rd UN General Assembly, on Friday 12 October, Iran's representative Mohammad Hossein Ghaniei said Saudi Arabia has spend a lot of money to silence the media, but they must know that they cannot change the truth of their atrocities and the violation of international humanitarian law in Yemen.

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According to Iran Press, Ghaniei added in response to allegations made by the Saudi representative against Iran, "They cannot buy security with oil wealth, and avoid a political solution in Yemen forever." 

"In addition to the Zionist regime, Saudi Arabia is the only country whose name is synonymous with terrorism; those who support extremism, those who carry out terrorist training and financing and are the largest exporter of terrorism in the region," Ghaniei said.

Pointing to the Saudi representative's claims about Iran's interference in the internal affairs of the countries of the region, Ghaniei stressed that "it is clear that these fabricated claims are intended to conceal systematic widespread war crimes in Yemen. Saudi Arabia did not mention its country's huge funds for the purchase of massive military weapons, which has been recognized as the third-largest contributor to military weapons in the global ranking."

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"Saudi Arabia uses these 'beautiful weapons' to eliminate Yemeni children in schools, school buses, and religious and medical places with common civilian applications," he added.

Iran's representative also argued that "perhaps the representative of Saudi Arabia has forgotten the behavior of its rulers who have repeatedly ruled out meaningful engagement for peaceful initiative since the beginning of the war in Yemen.

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The United Nations General Assembly First Committee is one of six main committees at the General Assembly of the United Nations which deals with matters concerning world peace.

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