RNA - "The insecurities and terrorist threats in the Middle-East region are rooted in the existing ideological streams in Saudi Arabia that originate from Wahhabism and they have even spread to Europe and other parts of the world too," Amir Abdollahian said in a meeting with a parliamentary delegation of Montenegro in Tehran on Wednesday.
He underscored the necessity for increased international consultations and cooperation to confront the danger of the extremist Wahhabi ideology in the region and the world.
Elsewhere, Amir Abdollahian stressed Iran's willingness to further expand its ties with the European countries, adding, "Development of friendly state and parliamentary relations with all European states, including Montenegro, is part of the Islamic Republic's policy."
According to Fars News Agancy, in relevant remarks in 2016, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi blasted Saudi Arabia for spreading the Wahhabism ideology which has led to increased terrorist and extremist activities in the Middle East.
"The world has come to learn that Saudi Arabia and Wahhabism, the radical ideology freely preached in the Arab country, are to blame for the violent acts of extremism in the Middle East region and elsewhere," Qassemi said.
The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman reiterated that Saudi Arabia’s attempts to cover up its role in the spread of terrorism and extremism in the region have failed.
"Despite Saudi Arabia’s constant attempts to hide such realities as its involvement in the world’s most horrific terrorist operation and child-killing in Yemen by using petrodollars, today, the world has well learned that the source of these scourges is the Saudi regime and the fake ideology of Wahhabism, which is the basis for the country’s political livelihood,” Qassemi added.