Saudi Arabia, Israeli projects of Iranophobia falling flat: Zarif

July 26, 2016 7:10 am

Nigerian President Mohammadu
Buhari (R) shakes hands with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad
Zarif in Abuja, July 25, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Iranian Foreign Minister
Mohammad Javad Zarif says projects by the Israeli and Saudi Arabian
regimes to portray as a threat to the world have been falling flat
over the past years.

Speaking to a group of Iranian
expatriates in the Ghanaian capital city of Accra on Monday evening,
Zarif said Tel Aviv and Riyadh, “two like-minded regimes,” are investing
heavily in Iranophobia to draw attention away from their crimes and
their collaborations.
“It is obvious that the cooperation of the
Zionist regime (Israel) and the Saudi regime, which are two like-minded
and congruent regimes, has today become known and can no more be
concealed,” Zarif said.
He said the two regimes are concerned
about their collaboration having become publicly known and are thus
“investing further in Iranophobia” as a means of distraction.
He said, however, that, “The world has today waken up to the fact that the danger of Wahhabism is the real threat.”
Wahhabism
is an extreme ideological strand openly preached by Saudi Arabian
clerics, who have the blessing of ruling Saudi authorities. It is the
main ideological feature of Takfiri terrorist groups — particularly
Daesh — which declare people of other faiths and beliefs as “infidels”
and, based on “decrees” from clerics, rule that they should be killed.
Most
Arab governments have no diplomatic relations with Israel. Egypt and
Qatar are the only two Arab states to have open diplomatic ties with
Israel.
Some Arab governments, however, while posing as Israel’s
traditional adversaries, have been revealed to have secret ties with the
Tel Aviv regime. and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are
two such countries.
Last week, a retired general in the Saudi
military traveled to Israel at the head of a delegation, meeting with
Israel’s foreign ministry director general Dore Gold Yoav Mordechai and a
number of Knesset members.
Both Riyadh and Tel Aviv were and
continue to be fiercely opposed to a nuclear deal between Iran and a
group of six world powers.
In his Monday remarks, Foreign Minister
Zarif said the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
(JCPOA), succeeded in proving to the world the peaceful nature of the
Iranian nuclear program.
The JCPOA was struck between Iran and the US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany on July 14, 2015.
Zarif
is in Ghana on the second leg of a four-nation African tour. He was in
Nigeria before arriving in Ghana and will be traveling to Guinea-Conakry
and Mali on the third and fourth legs of his tour.
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