Saudi hands seen in Iran recent incidents: Iranian security official

Saudi hands seen in Iran recent incidents: Iranian security official
Tue Jan 2, 2018 13:00:29

An Iranian security official accused Saudi Arabia of having a finger in the recent riots in some Iranian cities.


(IRNA) -- 'There is no reason for concern, and what is happening will end in the next few days,' Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, said in an interview with the Arab TV channel Al-Mayadeen on Monday.
Shamkhani said what is happening on the Internet about Iran is a 'proxy war' against the country.
'Saudis are part of a network who have launched a war against Iran on the Internet,' he said. 
He added the Saudi crown prince is conducting these anti-Iran activities, while Israel and some Western countries are the agents in the moves.
The Saudis will receive proper response from Iran, the official stressed, adding, 'They're well aware of the danger of our response.'
'Riyadh, by meddling in Iran and vainly trying to provoke the vigilant Iranians, cannot conceal its defeats in Yemen,' Shamkhani said.
Saudi Arabia with the help of nine other Arab countries, except Oman, has been mounting massive attacks on Yemen since March 26, 2015.
'Iran's sensitivity to the Saudi interference is more than its sensitivity to the US' and Donald Trump's,' he added.
About the recent unrests in Iran, the official said they happened due to the people's dissatisfaction over the economic situation.
'Economic problems do not exist only in Iran,' he said, 'There are also such problems in the US.' 
'Economic problems in Iran are the result of (Iran-Iraq) war, sanctions and poor management,' he concluded.
(File photo: ISNA)

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