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Monday, 11 January 2016 15:15

Lawmakers denounce anti-Iran Saudi policies

Lawmakers denounce anti-Iran Saudi policies

Parliamentarians have harshly criticized Saudi Arabia for adopting hostile policies toward Iran, including Riyadh's recent aerial attack on Tehran's mission in Yemen.

 

According to Press TV, in a Monday statement, over 220 members of parliament (Majlis) condemned Saudi Arabia's air raid on the Iranian embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, calling on the Foreign Ministry to pursue the issue through legal channels at the international level.

The lawmakers also denounced Riyadh's execution of of top cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr and "the pressure Saudi Arabia exerts on its nation and other Muslim countries" in the region.

The statement came amid growing criticism of Saudi Arabia following the January 2 execution of Sheikh Nimr, who was a vocal critic of Riyadh's policies, alongside 46 other people. The execution provoked global popular backlash, including in Iran.

The lawmakers also slammed Saudi Arabia for causing instability across the Middle East through supporting terrorist groups.

The parliamentarians described Saudi Arabia as a "hub for nurturing terrorist dogma," reiterating the Islamic Republic's firm determination to confront terrorism and those who support the ominous phenomena.

They said that Riyadh's "wrongful" policies in attacking a Muslim country like Yemen has been adopted with a green light from the United States in order to serve the interests of the Israeli regime and undermine the Muslim countries.

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