Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman in their remarks at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) termed Iran as supporter of “terror” and a “main threat” to the region while strongly criticizing the July 2015 nuclear agreement.
Iran described such allegations as “bogus and ridiculous” and accused Riyadh of having “deep links” with extremist groups and providing diverse support to terrorists.
Qassemi highlighted that “the coordinated stances” between Riyadh and Tel Aviv against Tehran “is not accidental” as he claimed that “there are numerous clues about coordination between the two regimes on regional dossiers.” The spokesman added that their collaboration is geared towards covering their own defeats and failed regional policies which are a sign of their “painful frustration”.
Israel has been working towards closing the diplomatic and political gaps it has with Arab States. Prime Minister Netanyahu renewed this stance during his recent visit to the US saying that they are seeking “broader conditions for broad peace in the Middle East between Israel and Arab countries.” Jubeir stated during the MSC that Saudi Arabia “stands ready with other Arab countries to work to see how we can promote that (Arab-Israel conflict)”. There can be “progress” and a solution can be reached if there is a “political will” because “we know what the settlement looks like,” the Saudi official said.
Tehran considered cooperation on such matters as “pathetic” and believes that it is aimed at propagating anti-Iran policies.
Iran has long been at odds with Riyadh and Tel Aviv. Its strong stance and increasing military capabilities have been of concern to regional countries with many believing that the war in Yemen is a Saudi-Iran and a Sunnis-Shias proxy war.
Iran is known for its derogatory remarks against the Jewish State and one amongst many is wiping Israel off the world map.