Iran rebukes WSJ claims on plans to attack Saudi Arabia as baseless
Iranian Foreign Minister Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani rebukes the claims made by WSJ as biased and part of psychological warfare intending to further fuel Iranophobia.
Iran's Foreign Ministery Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said on Wednesday that Iran rejected a report by the Wall Street Journal that claimed Iran is planning to carry out several attacks on targeted areas in Saudi Arabia.
Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Saudi officials provided the US with intel about an "imminent attack" from Iran on targets in Saudi Arabia.
This information had put the American military and other militaries in the region on high alert, according to US and Saudi officials, without providing further details on the intel, the report stated.
Kanaani rebuked these claims as biased and part of psychological warfare intending to further fuel Iranophobia.
"This type of biased news is made by some Western and Zionist circles with the aim of staging a negative atmosphere against the Islamic Republic of Iran and destroying the current trends of growing relations with the countries of the region," Nasser Kanaani said.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran continues the policy of good neighborliness with its neighbors on the basis of mutual respect and within the framework of international principles and rules," the Spokesperson added.
The official added that Iran strives to create and promote stability in the region, and this may only be possible through the establishment of constructive interaction with its neighbors. Kanaani stressed that Iran will continue to head in this direction with seriousness.
The WSJ report comes at a time when relations between Saudi Arabia and the US have clearly been on the low since Saudi Arabia defied the US's demands to retract the recent decision oil cartel OPEC+ took with regard to cutting down the production of oil barrels by two million a day.
On October 30, US President Joe Biden announced he would draw back on shipping military aid to Saudi Arabia that includes advanced weaponry, such as Patriot missiles, as punishment.