Speaker of Iran Parliament: America is playing with terrorism KSA is misguided and we have no animosity with KSA

By M.Saeed Yousafzai   

M.Saeed Yousafzai                                                              Photo by Ramzan Mughal

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Islamabad, Dec 25, 2017: Iran Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said that the America is playing with terrorism. He was responding to a media question during his press briefing here in Islamabad on Monday. He viewed that Americans are creating differences among Muslim countries because they want to sell their weapons to the Muslims countries by creating phobias.

Ali Larijani visited Pakistan to attend six-nation Speakers Conference on terrorism, regional peace, development and connectivity.

Ali Larijani stated that “we are very good relations will all Muslims countries and we also attach to value and believe in good relations with KSA”. He further added that “We however believe that, they are not on right path and they have been bombarding Yamen for many years”. In response to question about the statement related to Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Juberi “seeking normalization of ties with Israel “ which was denied latter, Ali Larejani said that “this act will influence the credibility of Saudi Arabia”. The parliament speaker said that Iran never liked any Islamic country to have relations with the Zionist Regime. “We pray that have good relations with KSA and among all Muslim countries and this is our wish” Added by Speaker Irani Parliament. He further added that “we are telling KSA not to attack on Yemen, not to kill people of Yemen”. Ali Larijani said “we consider that KSA is misguided and we have no animosity with KSA”. “They are motivated by the US and Zionist governments,” said by Ali Larijani. The parliament speaker viewed point that America raised $500 billion from Riyadh Summit 2017, UAE and other countries. If they [USA and Zionist] not fabricated phobia and fear then countries will not buy weapons instead to reconstruct and build their countries”.

In response to question on Al-Quds, Ali Larijani said that Americans are definitely trying to create a division among Muslim states. Larijani said that the US President Donald Trump has been defeated on Al-Quds issue, adding that the decision of the US to move its embassy to Al-Quds was ill-intended which united all Muslims. The Iranian parliament speaker said that even non-Muslim states denounced the move by voting against it in the UN General Assembly.
“Trump made a big blunder on Al-Quds and failed,” he viewed.

The Iranian Speaker said that Americans are showing some peace of iron and leveling baseless allegations against Iran. He said Iran has never provided missiles to Yemenis; in fact the US is doing all this to divert the attention of the international community from Al-Quds issue.  Larijani said that Yemen has force and can make its own missiles.

Larijani said that Iran entered Iraq to fight terrorism at the invitation of the Iraqi government.
“We helped Iraqi forces and achieved success against Daesh,” he said.

Larijani praised Ayatollah Sistani for mobilizing the Iraqi people against Daesh, adding that people of Iraq are now busy in reconstructing their country.

The Iranian Speaker said in Syria there was a plot to disrupt peace and stability of the country in favor of the Zionist Regime and the US. He said that Iran went to Syria at the invitation of the Syrian government and later Russia also joined them to fight terrorism in the country. “But the problem is that Americans have set up bases in Syria which help terrorists,” Larijani said.
He said that Iran is against all kinds of terrorism in Pakistan, Afghanistan or Syria. “We know Americans have created Daesh and they want to exhaust the energies of Muslim states,” the Iranian parliament speaker added.

On issue of Afghanistan he commented that it is complex and needs some time to get resolved. Larijani added that when in 2001 the US attacked Afghanistan they claimed that they were taking the measure to root out terrorism and drug trafficking from the country, but despite their claims the reality is that the poppy production has increased to 45 times in Afghanistan during past 16 years and terrorism is also spreading.

The official responding to a question about Commander kulbhushan jadhav an India Spy arrested in Baluchistan province in 2016 while on visa to Iran and sentenced to death by court in Pakistan, Ali Larijani said that Pakistan is friend of Iran and Iran will never allow any country to use its spoil against Pakistan.

He said that this is matter of surprise for Iranians that such issues are emerging in media of Pakistan. “Our security organizations have already clarify the issue with Pakistani counterparts and Pakistani authorities are well aware that these issues only covered in some media” Speaker Iran Parliament added.

Ali Larejani said that “this person in chabahar as businessman and we do not have any information or understanding that he was doing the spying activities. This is an issue between India and Pakistan, but not related to Iran”.

Larijani said that nowadays satellite technologies are very advanced and no spy can carry out these activities against any other country very easily. He said that who can assure Iran that CIA agents are not operating in Pakistan.

Speaker Iran Parliament added on a question about seeking the more coalition of these six countries, that it is good time for the countries of the region to discuss terrorism and economic ties. “We decided to form two committees: one for security and one for economy and there is a common understanding in our region that with cooperation we can succeed in eradicating the plague of terrorism”.

He said that the Speakers’ conference was a major step for the peace in the region. He revealed that next Speakers’ conference would be held in Tehran next year.

Expressing his views, Larijani said that Iran and Pakistan are cooperating in all areas, including enhancing cooperation between Chabahar and Gwadar ports.

He said there is a proposal to declare Chabahar and Gwadar as sister ports and for this ‘we need to enhance connectivity between the two ports which would help to the development of Iran and Pakistan’. ‘We have good discussions on Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project with the Prime Minister of Pakistani and baking authorities of the country, hopefully these issues will be resolved,’ the Iranian parliament speaker said.

He said that the visit by Pakistani Army Chief to Iran was very good and helped enhance cooperation between the two friendly neighbors in all areas.

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