TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s parliament security chief reacted to Arab countries’ decisions led by Saudi Arabia for cutting ties with Qatar, saying the recent tensions among Arab states stem from the US interventions.
Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi said Monday that the first impact of the US President Donald Trump’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia was escalation of tension among regional countries.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always believed, however, that regional issues should be settled by regional countries themselves,” he stressed.
Boroujerdi’s remarks came in reaction to the announcement of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates that they had broken diplomatic relations with Qatar. The decision was made with allegations made by Saudi Arabia in a statement via its state-run Saudi Press Agency that Qatar harbors “a multitude of terrorist and sectarian groups that aim to create instability in the region”.
Qatar’s foreign ministry has called the move a pretext to impose guardianship on the state, with “no legitimate justification” and “based on claims and allegations that have no basis in fact.”
Boroujerdi went on to add, “the output of Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia was the signing of the biggest arms deal. The two-year war in Yemen in which over 10,000 Arab Muslims have been slaughtered by Saudi regime’s forces is backed by the US and their weapons.”
“Therefore, it is not too-farfetched that today we are witness to more negative incidents in the region,” he added.
“We hope that regional countries will pay more attention to this important policy that their issues should be resolved by regional countries themselves,” he said.