Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of promoting 'terrorism' in its border provinces

Ramadan toll shows Islamic State in pitched recruiting race

Earlier in the day, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran had obtained intelligence data proving that Riyadh is supporting terrorists along Iranian eastern and western borders.

"But Iran is not a strategic partner of Pakistan as Saudi Arabia is", said Karim who is a doctoral researcher focusing on Saudi foreign policy, decision making and its implications for the politics and security of the middle east.

Seventeen people were killed and more than 40 injured last Wednesday when three gunmen stormed the parliament building in the centre of Tehran and two more the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic's founding father, ...

"America is a terrorist country and backs terrorism. therefore, we can not normalise ties with such country", he said.

"The claim of forming a coalition against Daesh is a lie; of course, Americans are against 'an uncontained Daesh, ' but if anyone would want to truly destroy Daesh, they [Americans] will counter them", he said, using an Arabic acronym for the group.

Following the Ryad Summit which US President Donald Trump attended, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Libya, the Maldives and Mauritius severed diplomatic relations with Qatar on June 5.

His comments come after a top Iranian general claimed the Islamic Republic had evidence the US was directly supporting the group.

'We are not ready to surrender,' Qatar's foreign minister says
However, the Qatari foreign minister downplayed the likelihood of military conflict. "They are hosted here. for peace talks". He stressed that Qatar's strategic choice was to solve any crisis through dialogue, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

But Saudi officials have denied any involvement while Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has condemned it without laying any blame as yet.

Baluchistan province is home to a Sunni population who form a minority in majority Shia Iran.

Though the crown prince did not elaborate on his remarks, analysts say it can not be anything other than doing terrorist activities inside Iran.

On Tuesday, commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) said that Saudi Arabia has been behind June 7 terrorist attacks in Tehran.

Iran repeated accusations that Saudi Arabia funds Islamic militants including Islamic State.

"Some of the problems with the U.S. are essentially unresolvable as the US's problem with us has nothing to do with nuclear energy or human rights, their problem is with the principle of the Islamic Republic", added the Leader.

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