Current Tunisian government has been sharply criticized for suspicious collaboration with Saudi Arabia on rousing hatred against Iranian tourists visiting Tunisia and eventually deepening Sunni-Shiite rifts.
The acclaimed Al-Sarih newspaper called on the government to maintain neutrality in the conflict between Iran and Saudi
It [the newspaper] voiced worries that such alignment with the Wahhabi ideology adopted by the oil-rich kingdom will motivate extremists to join ISIS in Syria and Iraq. This flagrantly violates the slogan previously adhered by the government to fight terrorism.
The Tunisian government has also been demanded to respect minority rights and the principles of freedom within the framework of Tunisian constitution, and avoid being influenced by external extremist and non-tolerant trends, especially as the country maintains a long history of coexistence among different religious and ethnic minorities.