TEHRAN – Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad
Vahidi has said Saudi Arabia is not in a position to launch an attack on
the Islamic Republic of Iran.
“The House of Saud is not in a position to threaten Iran, so it should
be said that the House of Saud does not have the audacity to militarily
threaten Iran,” Vahidi told the Fars News Agency on Sunday.
“Even the United States cannot threaten Iran, let alone others,” he added.
Saudi Arabia is rallying Muslim nations across the Middle East
and Asia to join an informal Arab alliance against Iran, in a move some
U.S. officials worry could draw other troubled nations into the
sectarian tensions gripping the Arab world, according to the Wall Street
Saudi officials have reportedly approached Pakistan, Malaysia,
Indonesia, and Central Asian states, asking them to lend diplomatic
support — and potentially military assistance in some cases — to help
stifle the revolt in Bahrain.
Asked about the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council’s recent
allegations that Iran is interfering in Bahrain, Vahidi said, “Everyone
who observes the incidents understands who is, in fact, interfering in
Bahrain’s internal affairs.”
“With a simple glance, one can understand which country ha… >>>