TEHRAN (Iran News) – Last week the U.S. media reported some reports quoting the Saudi Arabian officials as saying that the Islamic Republic of Iran wanted to attack at some targets in Saudi Arabia and reacting to this report, the U.S. and European officials took stand and jumped to defend Saudis while this report was refuted by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s officials but it was reiterated that Iran’s rights in giving due response to any hostile act are preserved for the country.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani reacted to this report and categorically dismissed reports in Western media about a possible “attack” on Saudi Arabia, terming it a part of psychological warfare against the Islamic Republic.
Kanaani, rejected a report published by the US-based daily Wall Street Journal about threats from Iran against Saudi Arabia. He said the report was biased and part of psychological warfare against the Islamic Republic.
“Such biased news stories are cooked up by certain Western and Zionist outlets with an aim to poison the atmosphere against the Islamic Republic of Iran, and buck the current positive trends [of growing relations] with regional countries,” Kanaani said in a statement on Wednesday evening.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran pursues the policy of good neighborliness with its neighbors on the basis of mutual respect, and within the framework of international principles and rules.”
Kanaani further noted that Iran believes that the promotion of stability and security in the region is possible through the establishment of constructive interaction with neighbors, adding that the Islamic Republic will therefore follow such a policy seriously.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia had shared intelligence with the United States about an imminent attack from Iran on targets in the kingdom.
Of course one can understand why this claim has been published and gone viral as the U.S. and its allies are working to increase more pressure on Tehran to force it to sign the JCPOA by giving concessions and stop developing its military programs.
Although foreign ministry spokesman refuted this report, Iran’s rights are preserved to give due response to Saudi Arabia or any country which takes evil action against Tehran.
The chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was the one who warned enemies after this report that the Islamic Republic will definitely avenge their “interventionist and mischievous actions.”
Major General Hossein Salami made the remarks in Tehran on Friday while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the nationwide rallies to commemorate the anniversary of the U.S. embassy takeover in 1979, better known as “Den of Espionage,” which is named the National Day against Global Arrogance.
“The enemies are well aware that we will definitely respond to their interventionist and mischievous behavior; but now, we cannot say where and how this will take place,” Salami stated. Whoever disturbs the Iranian nation’s peace will never enjoy peace, he said.
Pointing to the people’s massive participation in the rallies, he said there is no danger against the Islamic Revolution due to the fact that “the enemies of our country are disappointed with the outcome of their actions against these people.”
“Those enemies who said they were not focusing on the revival of the JCPOA (the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) have now focused on Iran’s internal affairs,” the IRGC chief said.
“The enemies have put their forces on alert and are worried the Islamic Republic may take action against them. Accordingly, they have now retreated into a defensive shell for fear of Iran’s action. Indeed, this demonstrates the truth about us,” Salami stated.
Referring to the riots in Iran sparked by the death of a young Iranian woman in police custody last month, the Iranian general said Iran has warned the main culprits to stop walking such a “perlious” path, which has been outlined by adversaries to mislead people.
Of course Western media and hostile countries try to provoke Tehran for an unwise and hasty reaction to increase more pressure on Tehran through imposition of more sanctions especially through the UN Resolution but Tehran is wise enough in order not to fall in the trap of them but they should not forget this fact that Tehran has promised to take revenge of anyone who tries to take evil action against it and it will have due responses in due times for any atrocities so Iran’s rights are preserved for giving due response to countries like Saudi Arabia or the U.S. as the countdown has begun but no one but Iranian officials know the exact time of punishing the offenders.