02 October 2019 - 19:41
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A leading Lebanese newspaper disclosed that Riyadh has worked on a plan to topple the Islamic Republic in Iran within 3 years in collaboration with Washington, but failed.

RNA - The Arabic-language al-Akhbar paper reported on Tuesday that the top secret plan which was presented to the US in 2017 was aimed at weakening the Islamic Republic and its allies in the region, but eventually failed.

According to the document, Saudi Arabia intended to destabilize the Iranian government by a three-year-long plot. It includes initiatives to isolate Iran internationally to curb its nuclear program and transfer the battle to inside Iran so long as the Islamic Republic is toppled and a regime will replace it which serves the Saudi and the US interests.

It added that supervising the plan is a Saudi-American task force known as the 'Iran Working Group', noting that the document includes special proposals to the US to counter what it described as Iran's hostile policies in the region in the wake of the Obama administration's overture to Iran which the Saudis resented.

Al-Akhbar noted that after analysis of the document, it was revealed that the Saudis' were begging for the US trust to be its reliable partner in the region while asking for the US support to salvage its unsuccessful venture in Yemen and betting big on Donald Trump specifically.

The document confirms that the scope of the Saudi intervention in the neighboring states is serving the US interests by weakening the Iranian government from inside and outside the country, enhancing Saudi animosity towards Hezbollah and over war against Yemen.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing the government of former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing the Ansarullah movement.

Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures. Weddings, funerals, schools and hospitals, as well as water and electricity plants, have been targeted, killing and wounding hundreds of thousands.

The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) announced in late August that the total number of reported fatalities in Yemen has passed the 91,000 mark over the past four and a half years.

According to Fars News Agency, France, the United States, the United Kingdom and some other Western countries have faced criticisms over arms sales to the Saudi Arabia and the UAE, whose aggression against Yemen has affected 28 million people and caused what the United Nations calls “one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world". According to the world body, Yemen is suffering from the most severe famine in more than 100 years.

A UN panel has compiled a detailed report of civilian casualties caused by the Saudi military and its allies during their war against Yemen, saying the Riyadh-led coalition has used precision-guided munitions in its raids on civilian targets.

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