Alwaght- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the US and Saudi Arabia cannot change the facts on the ground about their support for ISIS terrorist group which was defeated by Iran.
In a post on his Twitter account on Thursday, Zarif reacted to latest outbursts by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, who accused Iran of backing sectarianism.
Speaking at a panel in the World Economic Forum in the Swiss town of Davos on Wednesday, Jubeir claimed that Iran was promoting a "vision of darkness" in the region while the Saudi Arabia had a "vision of light."
"In the Middle East, we have two competing visions. Vision of light ... and we have a vision of darkness, and the vision of darkness is sectarianism, it’s trying to restore an empire that was destroyed thousands of years ago, it’s using sectarianism and terrorism in order to interfere in the affairs of other countries,” he said.
In response, Zarif said that no "alternative facts" provided by Riyadh and Washington could diminish Iran's successful contribution to the ISIS defeat.
The tweet by Zarif read: “No amount of 'alternative facts' by Trump & Co’s echo chamber, 'vision of light' spin by KSA, or credit-grabbing by the US for defeat of ISIS will change the facts that:
1. It was Iran who helped the people of Iraq & Syria defeat ISIS, and 2. It was the US and KSA who armed it.”
Wahhabism, sometimes referred to as Salafism, is the official sect in Saudi Arabia and also the ideology of all Takfiri terrorist groups in the world, including al-Qaeda, ISIS, al-Nusra Front, Boko Haram, and al-Shabaab.
Last December, a leaked intelligence report in Germany suggested that Saudi Arabia supports extremist Wahhabi groups in the European country.
An investigation by Britain into the foreign funding and support of terrorists groups operating in the country also found that Saudi Arabia in particular provides funding to hundreds of mosques in the UK, espousing hardline Wahhabi ideology.