Islamic Republic Conducts Researches about Saudi Ballistic Missiles
Few days ago, major media outlets announced that Saudi Arabia has set up military sites and ballistic missiles in order to target Iran and Israel, if necessary. Seyed Abbas Araqchi says Iranian government is conducting researches to see if the reported story is correct.
“We are still evaluating and analyzing the leaked pictures and reports with regard to ballistic missiles set up against Iran by Saudi Arabia. According to some reports, these bases have been opened since ten years ago, but the pictures have leaked out recently. This is a bit confusing. The main intention of publishers should also be taken into consideration.” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Araqchi told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday.
“Iranian government believes that such allegations, which are posed by Western countries, are trying to increase tensions between Islamic states in the Middle East region. Iran and Saudi Arabia are two major Muslim countries, and they have key roles in solving Middle East’s crises.” Araqchi added.
He also went on to say that Islamic Republic of Iran is always seeking for positive ties and relations with Saudi Arabia. “The main policy of Iran is establishing friendly ties with Saudi Arabia as we have numerous shared interests in the region. Although we have some differences with the government of Saudi Arabia on a few regional issues, we both try to maintain positive relations.”
In November 2010, the whistle blowing website Wikileaks disclosed various confidential documents pertaining to the US and its allies which revealed that Saudi Arabian King Abdullah urged the US to attack Iran to destroy its nuclear sites.