Selin ATAY-TDO- Saudi Minister of state for Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir has denied accusations leveled by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif in connection with The Assassination of Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
"Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif is desperate to blame the Kingdom for anything negative that happens in Iran. Will he blame us for the next earthquake or flood?," Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir said in a tweet.
"We do not approve of assassinations in any way, and this is not a policy that Saudi Arabia follows," he added.
Saudi minister’s remarks appeared to be a response to comments made on Monday by Mohammad Javad Zarif which suggested a covert meeting in Saudi Arabia between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu contributed to the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
"(US Secretary of State Mike) Pompeo's hurried trips to the region, the trilateral meeting in Saudi Arabia and Netanyahu's statements all point to this conspiracy that unfortunately emerged in Friday's cowardly terrorist act and the martyrdom of one of the country's top executives," Zarif wrote on Instagram.
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif claimed that the psychological warfare and counterintelligence campaign carried out simultaneously with The Assassination of Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh also served the goals of Binyamin Netanyahu, Mike Pompeo and Bin Salman to raise tensions.
Friday (November 27th), Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, seen as the father of Iran's nuclear program, was killed in an armed attack on his vehicle in Abserd District of Demavend District, Tehran province.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and some Iranian clerics claimed that Israel was behind the assassination in their statements about the Assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Furthermore, Iran's leading politicians and clerics had promised to take revenge on Israel.