|

KSA: Saudi Prince Supports Ending Iran’s Clerical Regime

Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former intelligence chief and former Saudi ambassador to the US and the UK, expressed support, at a meeting in Paris organized by exiled Iranian dissidents, to ending the rule of the clerical leadership established in Iran after the 1979 Islamic revolution.

The exiled Iranian dissidents, gathered in the People’s Mujahideen Organization of Iran (PMOI) or by its Persian name Mujahideen e-Khalq Organization (MKO) are seeking to end the rule of the clerical leadership in Iran.

“Your legitimate struggle against the regime will achieve its goal, sooner or later… I, too, want the fall of the regime” Prince Turki stated.

He claimed that Hamas and Islamic Jihad also cooperate with Iran to destabilize the region. The speech delivered in front of several Western political figures received significant media attention in Saudi.

Iran is yet to officially react to the speech but state news agency IRNA quoted a source at the Foreign Ministry saying Saudis “use terrorism and terrorists to further their aims against regional Islamic countries.”

Hamas rejected the accusations made by the Saudi prince as “lies and baseless remarks.” The statement from the group which controls the Gaza Strip added that it is dedicated to “fighting the Zionist occupation in the land of Palestine and has only Palestinian agendas.” Hamas also went on a counter-offensive claiming that Faisal’s speech was geared towards serving the “Zionist occupation that provides further pretexts to carry out aggression against the Palestinians.”

The prince’s statement was also condemned by the Islamic Jihad group.

Analysts think that Faisal’s speech could be an insight of Riyadh’s policies against Tehran in their increasing bout for influence in the region. With both countries accusing each other of backing armed rebel and extremist groups, they could now be modeling the approach of befriending the enemy’s enemy so as to form a united front against a common enemy.

PMOI used to be close to Saddam Hussein in the 1980s during Iraq’s war with Iran and the bond continued until the fall of his regime in 2003.

Short URL: http://me-confidential.com/?p=13110

Posted by on Jul 11 2016. Filed under Gulf News, Headlines. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

8 Comments for “KSA: Saudi Prince Supports Ending Iran’s Clerical Regime”

  1. PMOI is the legitimate opposition organization who’s pledge is change the clerical regime in Iran. No matter what Mullahs say, we strongly support PMOI and NCRI and we will #FreeIran

  2. YES. Mullahs regim is the root of the chaos in the region, if you want peace for the world support PMOI and NCRI. Tommorow is too late

  3. The only against fundamentalism is MaryamRajavi 10points plan

  4. Thanks from Saudi Prince Supports Ending Iran’s Clerical Dictator Mollah’s Rejime of Iran

  5. Defending Human Rights will join the hearts

  6. • The only response to fundamentalism in the region and the world is the overthrow of the mullahs’ regime in Iran
    We agree with Mr Turki al-Faisal,

  7. This is a great article to show the real face of Iranian regime … Mullah’s is not the one who can bring freedom for their own country and for the middle east, it’s a brutal regime suppressing, executing, torturing their own people , and also cooperating with Bashar to kill innocent Syrian… when someone defends Iran, it shows he/she is one of them and handling in Iranian people’s blood … we have Iranian resistance standing against this brutal regime and that’s why they have attacked to such a wonderful article … I really appropriate from the ones supporting Iranian resistance we are proud of having such a freedom defender like you

Leave a Reply

Recently Commented

  • Bezawork TM: Wonderful news !!! A Great celebrity to both nations of ethiopians & moroccans.
  • oakley radar path pitch range xl: I have read some good stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I...
  • MOHAMMADGH: This is a great article to show the real face of Iranian regime … Mullah’s is not the one who...
  • @asadkayhan1: • The only response to fundamentalism in the region and the world is the overthrow of the...
  • fereshtehmo42: Defending Human Rights will join the hearts