Iran blames Saudi for promoting "terrorism" in its borders

Iran blames Saudi for promoting

Iran blames Saudi for promoting "terrorism" in its borders

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remark in connection with Saudi Arabia's severing ties with Qatar, and in a meeting with his Slovakian counterpart Miroslav Lajčák in Norway.

Zarif told the Oslo forum that such remarks are a "direct threat and very risky provocation".

The report also warned that the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (also outlawed in Russia) remains a security concern, as it has not abandoned the goal of attacking the Saudi government and Western entities in the country.

The Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks, which killed 17 people and wounded more than 40.

Simultaneously, the Saudi foreign minister tweeted, "Iran must be punished for its interference, support for terrorism in region".

Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman accused Iran last month of having the objective of wresting control of Makkah from the kingdom.

"We have intelligence that Saudi Arabia is actively engaged in promoting terrorist groups on the eastern side of Iran, in Baluchistan", Zarif told a news conference held on the sidelines of a conference on peace mediation in Oslo.

Meanwhile, IRGC commander Maj.

"The United States and the Israeli regime backed the Daesh terrorists who carried out dual attacks on Iran's parliament and Imam Khomeini's shrine", Jafari told the media.

Iranian officials said Saturday they had killed the attack's mastermind. In their apparent bid to secure USA support and that of Israel, the four countries cited Qatar's links with Hamas and accused it of supporting terrorism, an accusation that the Qatari government denies.

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