Zarif Warns Saudi Agenda on Iran & Hezbollah in Istanbul OIC Summit

Zarif Warns Saudi Agenda on Iran & Hezbollah in Istanbul OIC Summit
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:38:37

Iranian delegation attending the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul voiced its strong opposition to Saudi Arabia's destructive efforts in the OIC's ministerial meeting and warned against its repercussions.

Iran foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned Saudi Arabia on possible agenda against Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah.

Zarif Warns Saudi agenda on Iran and Hezbollah in Istanbul Summit

The OIC expert meeting kicked off on Sunday and Zarif joined the meeting on Tuesday where he recommended Saudi officials to learn lessons from the past doomed fate of Baathist foreign minister of Iraq, Tariq Aziz.

Zarif's reaction came after Saudi Arabia's 4 articles against Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah in single article to prepare the draft of the OIC final statement which had support of its allies in the Persian Gulf.

"“Time has passed when Iran was indifferent to Saddam Hussein’s anti-Iranian resolutions in the Organization which also had won the favor of Persian Gulf countries; Saudi officials should learn lessons from the history and avoid going in the same path which was doomed; condemning Hezbollah would only serve Zionist regime,” he emphasized."

Zarif criticized the initiative as violating the spirit of the Islamic solidarity and unity and as a project which would serve Zionist interests in the region.

'Conflicts between countries should be solved via bilateral diplomatic efforts and should not be on the agenda of a multilateral meeting; Iran strictly condemns Saudi abusing of attack on its embassy in Tehran as pretexts to embark on provocative acts and the invaders of the embassy as well; despite these provocations, we have set as a priority improvement of ties with all Islamic countries,” he asserted.

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