RIYADH: Saudi authorities yesterday denied sending messages to the Iranian regime.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al Jubeir described the claims as being “inaccurate”.
“We informed them that the kingdom’s position is to always seek for security and stability in the region,” he said in a tweet posted yesterday.
He said that Riyadh was contacted by other countries seeking to calm the tensions, adding that peace was the last thing the Iranian regime wanted in Yemen.
Al Jubeir also denied claims made by an Iranian regime spokesperson that Saudi Arabia intended to talk to Tehran regarding de-escalation in Yemen.
He urged Iran to stop harbouring terrorism, policies of chaos and destruction, interference in the internal affairs of Arab states, development of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programme.
“Act like a normal state and not a rogue one supporting terrorism,” Al Jubeir added in another tweet regarding the kingdom’s message to Iran.