x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Iran's warning to Gulf states

Iran's parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani warned that Iran will not forgive Gulf Arab nations if they continue backing US "plots" against Tehran, according to local media reports.

TEHRAN // Iran's parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani warned that Iran will not forgive Gulf Arab nations if they continue backing US "plots" against Tehran, local media reported yesterday.

"We recommend to some of the countries in the region who were siding with [Iraq dictator] Saddam [Hussein] and now are siding with the US plots against the Iranian nation to give it up," he was quoted as saying.

Mr Larijani was referring to the financial aid and political support given by Gulf Arab states, namely Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, to the Iraqi regime during the 1980-1988 war against Iran.