Iran says Saudi Arabia lacks true understanding of variables in the Middle East and is fomenting tensions through its "militarism and crisis-fomenting" policies.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the United States may have carried out acts of sabotage against two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman to blame them on Iran and pressure Tehran.
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Iran has lashed out at the UAE for insulting Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, saying the country of small emirates is in no position to question the credibility of Iranian officials.
Member of the Iranian parliament's national security and foreign policy commission Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini on Friday the recent claims made by US Special Representative Brian Hook about Tehran's military achievements runs counter to Washington's claims about Iran's military might.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his country values security in all over the world and specially in the Persian Gulf region as its top concern.
Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian, in a tweet on Friday, said that American and Israeli intelligence services are the main suspects behind the Thursday attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, adding that Saudis Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain are worsening the situation in the region.
Iran has warned the US to stop playing a blame game through "suspicious" attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East, describing the American behavior as "worrying".
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a post on his Twitter page on Friday, reminded that the famous anti-Iran group of Bolton, Benjamin Netanyahu, bin Salman and bin Zayed Al Nahyan are sabotaging diplomacy to push the US further increase its hostilities against Tehran, adding that recent allegations by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are part of the same campaign.
The commander of the Iranian Army’s Air Defense Force has warned enemies against approaching Iran’s borders.