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Iran should be last to speak on Syrian stability: Saudi FM

Adel al-Jubeir has blasted Iranian President Hassan Rowhani’s comments on ‘establishing of democracy in Syria and Yemen’

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Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said “Iran is the last to talk” on establishing stability in Syria, according to an interview he gave to Al Arabiya News Channel at the sidelines at the United Nations in New York.

Jubeir’s comments came after Iranian President Hassan Rowhani's speech at the General Assembly when Tehran said it was “prepared to assist in the eradication of terrorism and in paving the way for democracy.”

Rowhani also said: “As we aided the establishment of democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan, we are prepared to help bring about democracy in Syria and also Yemen.”

Tehran has been providing financial and military support to the Damascus regime as well as military advisers on the ground in Syria, where more than 240,000 people have died and four million people have been driven from their homes.

“Evidence has shown that Iran has militarily aided Yemen’s Houthi militias and are the main reason behind the conflict and civil war in Yemen,” Jubeir told al Arabiya News in response to Tehran’s comments on Yemen.

With regards to Iran’s recent statements on the hajj stampede in Mina, Jubeir stressed that Tehran was seeking to exploit a human tragedy for political gains, adding that an investigation is still ongoing to find the main reasons behind the incident.