Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has categorically rejected the anti-Iran stances taken by Saudi and British officials during the Saudi crown princes visit to London.
In a statement on Thursday, Qassemi condemned London’s “irresponsible” move to echo Riyadh’s anti-Iran allegations.
“It is ironic that British officials take such stances and make such statements against Iran in meetings with the officials of a country like Saudi Arabia, which has invaded Yemen, caused a humanitarian disaster there, and committed war crimes in thecountry,” he noted.
“For years, Saudi Arabia has been the main source, promoter, and sponsor of extremism, terrorism, and warmongering in the Middle East and the world,” he went on to say.
Qassemi noted that the political support and the arms provided by the UK and some other countries like the US for Saudi Arabia are threats against the security, peace, and stability of the entire region.
“Such moves by the UK (echoing Saudi Arabia’s allegations) will make the European country’s responsibility for the creation, exacerbation, and continuation of crises in Western Asia heavier, and make it more difficult, costly, and time-consuming to achieve peace and [ensure] cooperation among regional states,” Qassemi said.
“All countries in the world, including the UK, and the international community in general, are expected to put Riyadh under pressure and hold it accountable to stop its war and bloodshed in Yemen and end the export of extremist and terrorist ideologies,” he noted, adding that they should not tradeglobal peace and security for their short-term economic gains.