Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has dismissed as baseless the latest anti-Iran remarks by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, saying his words don’t deserve a response.
In a Thursday statement, Qassemi described Bin Salman as a “delusional and naïve person” whose talks are solely characterized with lies and acrimonious words and who has no idea of politics but to use untimely strong words due to lack of foresight and tact.
The spokesman said Iran respects its neighbours and other countries and nations across the world regardless of their area, military and economic power and even their national or international credit.
“Iran has always thought of a strong, safe and stable region instead of a powerful country. Therefore, the Islamic Republic’s calls for talks and tolerance towards the regional states, especially some ill-wishers and obstinate enemies are informed by dignity, wisdom and prudence which originate from our experience, knowledge, long-lasting culture and historic civilisation,” he said.
Qassemi said the Islamic Republic of Iran’s foreign policy is based on considering the overall interests of the Islamic world and the regional and global peace, stability and security.
He said the remarks of the Saudi crown prince about Iran suffer from want of tact and are fraught with undue prejudices.
“His remarks remind us of primitive era before the advent of Islam,” the Iranian spokesman noted, adding that his hollow brags belong in the primitive era.
“If this is how the young crown prince thinks [that Iran has a weak army], then how come he keeps desperately talking about Iran’s threat with his masters but each time he returns home empty-handed and milked by them?”
He underlined that it is better for Saudi Arabia not to boast of its economic power and military might because it has already come to its knees and lost its peace of mind by the Resistance Forces of Yemen after waging a war, committing war crimes and imposing a blockade on the innocent and defenceless people of Yemen over the past three years.
The spokesman added that the Saudi regime spends its own people’s money to entertain itself by purchasing “beautiful weapons”.
“Saudi Arabia remains an importer of security and forgets to pay respect to a greater and stronger state like Iran. As wise men have said, it is better to remain silent than to make confusing statements,” he concluded.