Saudi Arabia Backs Terrorism, Iran Says

by Callum Paton,

Iran has accused Saudi Arabia of supporting terrorism and having a destructive influence in the Middle East in the latest salvo in the war of words between the two regional rivals.

The remarks from Iran’s Foreign Ministry come on the heels of an unusually scathing broadcast by the Saudi king’s son, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who said Tuesday that the Islamic Republic was trying to “control the Muslim world.”

“These comments are proof that Saudi Arabia supports terrorism and seeks confrontational and destructive policies in the region and towards Iran,” spokesman Bahram Qasemi said, according to Reuters. Read full in NewsWeek