İlknur Şebnem Öztemel-TDO- 10.05.2017 According to Tasnim news agency,Iranian Defense Minister, Hossein Dehghan, replied Sunni King’s quote as "If the Saudis do anything ignorant, we will leave no area untouched except Mecca and Medina".
He added, "They think they can do something because they have an air force ". It was an apparent reference to Yemen where Saudi warplanes regularly attack Iran-aligned Houthi forces in control of the capital Sanaa.
Previously, in this week, Prince Mohammed of Saudi Arabiaargued that Tehran tries to dominate the Muslim world. He said "We know that we are a main goal for the Iranian regime”. He added, “We will not wait until the battle becomes in Saudi Arabia but we will work to have the battle in Iran rather than in Saudi Arabia".
Saudi Arabia and Iran compete for gaining more influence in the Middle East and support rival groups in both Syria's and Yemen’s civil war.