BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson, Bahram Qassemi, slammed the Saudi Crown Prince’s recent comments about Iran during his interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes.
In particular, Qassemi attacked the Saudi Crown Prince’s claims that Iran harbors terrorists, including Al-Qaeda leaders.
‘Bin Salman’s claims on Iran hosting Al-Qaeda’s leaders is a big lie, ‘Bahram Qasemi stated, adding that Saudi Arabia played a major role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
In reference to Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s claims that Al-Qaeda terrorists had crossed into Afghanistan via Iran’s border, Qassemi once again stated that this is false, adding that those terrorists were arrested.
‘They were arrested and extradited to their respective governments, according to their documents and nationalities, including a number of Bin Laden’s family members, that because of their Saudi nationalities, Riyadh was informed. Following the coordination, Bin Laden’s daughter was extradited to Saudi embassy in Tehran,’ the spokesman said.
‘The Saudis had asked that they should be deported through the same border that they had entered Iran illegally, and it was implemented according to their demand,’ he said.
‘Bin Salman in his visit to the US is heinously trying to pave the way for his coronation by any means, but it seems that pouring the hundreds of billions of dollars of the Saudi people into the arms industry of the US has not served the purpose, and he is now trying to purge the proved records of current rulers of Saudi Arabia on supporting terrorism and extremism,’ he concluded.
Quotes provided by IRNA