Saudi Arabia denies role in assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

MENA

Published: 2020-12-02 15:34

Last Updated: 2020-12-02 15:37


Saudi Arabia denies role in assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
Saudi Arabia denies role in assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

Tuesday, the Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir denied the accusations made by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif regarding the Kingdom’s involvement in the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh last week.

"Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif is desperate to blame the kingdom for anything negative that happens in Iran," al-Jubeir wrote on Twitter.

"Will he blame us for the next earthquake or flood?"

He added, "It is not the policy of Saudi Arabia to engage in assassinations."

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Instagram Monday that a secret meeting in Saudi Arabia between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu contributed to the assassination.

Fakhrizadeh was shot and killed by "terrorist elements" near Tehran Friday, Nov. 27.