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Saudi Arabia victim of US policies: Larijani

Press TV – January 6, 2014

An Iranian rights official says Saudi Arabia is a victim of US policies, urging Middle East countries not to support terrorists.

Speaking on the sidelines of a Monday conference in Tehran, Secretary-General of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights Mohammad-Javad Larijani said terrorist measures do not stem from the Middle East.

“Regional countries must know that by supporting terrorists they are only jeopardizing their own interests,” he added.

Regarding the recent bombings taking place in the region, Larijani said, “My position regarding these bombings is completely clear and I believe that the most part of their planning took place outside the region.”

He said Saudi Arabia is a victim of US policies and urged regional countries to stay away from American policies.

Larijani’s remarks come following a wave of terrorist bombings across the region, especially in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, widely attributed to al-Qaeda-linked groups that are believed to be funded and supplied by Saudi Arabia.

Regional reports suggest al-Qaeda-linked terrorist and leader of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades Majed al-Majed, who was arrested in connection with the twin bombings near the Iranian embassy in Beirut on November 19, 2013 and later pronounced dead in a Lebanese military hospital- was a high-ranking official of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence service.

Media reports said Riyadh had put pressure on Lebanon to extradite al-Majed before his death in detention.

The Saudi terrorist had extensive secret information as he had been active in various countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Pakistan and had direct cooperation or contact with mid- and high-ranking al-Qaeda leaders.

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