(RUSSIA TODAY) Responding to Saudi Arabia’s latest threats to take their conflict inside Iran, Tehran said it will leave nothing standing in the kingdom except for Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina if the Saudis do anything “ignorant,” Al-Manar reports.

“We warn them against doing anything ignorant, but if they do something ignorant, we will leave nowhere untouched apart from Mecca and Medina,” Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan told Arabic-speaking Al-Manar channel, as cited by Reuters.

“They think they can do something because they have an air force,” he added in an apparent reference to Riyadh’s bombing of Yemen, where Iran-affiliated Houthi forces are being routinely targeted by the Saudi Air Force.

Dehghan’s comment followed unusually blunt remarks by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who said on Tuesday that any struggle for influence between Riyadh and Tehran would take place “inside Iran, not in Saudi Arabia.”

In a rare interview broadcast on multiple Saudi TV channels, the 31-year-old prince, who was named in 2015 by his father, King Salman, as successor to the throne, outlined his vision of modern-day Iran.

Making use of sectarian terms, Prince Salman said Iran is eager “to control the Islamic world” and to spread its Shiite doctrine, according to AP.

When asked if there is a mere possibility to mend ties with Iran, the prince said: “How can I come to an understanding with someone, or a regime, that has an anchoring belief built on extremist ideology?”

The prince, who is also in charge of the Sunni kingdom’s economy, argued that the predominantly-Shiite Iran aims to reach Mecca – the holiest site for all Muslims.

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“We will not wait until the fight is inside Saudi Arabia and we will work so that the battle is on their side, inside Iran, not in Saudi Arabia,” he threatened without elaborating.

Ties between regional powers Saudi Arabia and Iran have been strained since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, but tensions began to mount rapidly over the past few years.

Perhaps the most significant flare-up happened in January last year, when Riyadh executed Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shiite preacher. Massive demonstrations erupted in Tehran, with some protesters ransacking the Saudi embassy and setting it ablaze.

The next day, Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran, though Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said there was no justification for the assault.

The incident took place amid the infamous Saudi intervention in Yemen aimed at restoring the power of ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Riyadh accuses Tehran of waging a proxy war there by arming and supplying Houthi rebels, though Iran denies the allegations. According to UN estimates, the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen killed over 13,000 civilians during the two years of the conflict.

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the saudi barbarian prince said: “How can I come to an understanding with someone, or a regime, that has an anchoring belief built on extremist ideology?”

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Fck they Saudi neanderthals, came to an understanding with themselves and with the zionist abomination. the 2 best examples of extremist ideology

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PLO is thrice as toxic as the zionist abomination.
You’re one of the two only anti-zionist Jews I know of with George Soros.
US Military Industrial Complex loves people like you : there won’t be peace as long as your likes still exist.

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saudi fool are dancing on the tune of thoier master US, israel and UK. saudi are coward cant fight face to face . saudi have already defaeated by yemeni on the ground . how can they fight iran which is 10 times stronger then yemen and 100 times then saudi. its a joke of salman

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1. House of Saud has its very own agenda and it’s not kuffar friendly at all. 2. For sure they are cowards, but of the nastiest kind, the hypoctritical one. 3. They’re far to be defeated by Yemenis : they mostly send mercenaries and using blockade and famine as weapons. It’s Yemen that is destroyed, not KSA. 4. Sorry, Iran is much less stronger than you think. KSA military budget is even bigger than the Russian while Iran’s the 10th of Russia. KSA has REALLY a serious air-force, even if moral is poor, better not underestimate them if they are… Read more »
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Let’s be objective here. The cross border military operations in Yemen leaves the performance of KSA’s armed forces very much in question. And this despite the logistical, financial and manpower support of Western and Middle Eastern allies.

How on earth can KSA forces cross the Persian Gulf, establish a bridgehead, achieve air supremacy, engage Persian forces and win? These aren’t sandal wearing, Khat chewing guerrillas you’d be dealing with. I can only see an exchange of missile strikes like the Iran vs Iraq’s ‘War of the Cities.’

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Adz : – It’s clear that this military operation is dubious in terms of classic military victory but if you want to destroy Yemen and moreover, as oil was found there just before conflict began, well, they’re doing pretty well to make sure they’ll never compete then with the goal Yemen to become an even more bigger shithole than it previously was, you can see it as pretty successful. – Saudis don’t need US financial help, actually, they even own 7% of USA. – US even stopped to let KSA-AF use their refuellers. EU has embargoed weapons sales to KSA… Read more »
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Saudi Arabia is the greatest threat to all nations world wide. They consider followers of other religions as kuffar, who must be killed. They will do genocide against other religions after slaughtering and doing genocide against Shia Muslims. All terrorism groups in the world have been made and are supported by Saudi Arabia (e.g. ISIS, Taliban, Boko haram, al qaeda, etc). All countries must take actions against this terrorism country.

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1. Isn’t Saudi Wahhabism a pretty extreme ideology too? 2. There are no hard evidence about Iran backing the Houthis. Actually, Yemen inherited giant weapons stockpiles from the Soviet era, most of their missiles are nothing else than SAMs customised as Surface-to-Surface ballistic missiles and customised old Scuds! Others are mostly only Chinese weaponry. Houthis are a very very independent group with their own agenda! 3. Isn’t KSA waging a proxy war into Syria? 4. Frankly it’d be more interesting to leave nothing standing but oil-rigs than what was said 😆 BTW, you don’t need to destroy the country :… Read more »
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