Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said certain countries, including Saudi Arabia and Qatar, favored the victory of coup plotters against the legal government of Erdogn in Turkey.

“Certain states like Saudi Arabia and Qatar didn’t dislike the strengthening of the coup in Turkey, an issue which requires further contemplation,” a member of the parliament’s Presiding Board Akbar Ranjbarzadeh quoted Zarif as saying, when he was addressing a close session of the Iranian parliament.

“Given the Saudi’s stance on issues in Turkey, we conclude that Saudi Arabia has likely been involved in this coup,” another member of parliament Gholamreza Jafarzadeh quoted Zarif as saying.

The Iranian Foreign Minister has condemned “any coup in any parts of the world” and believes that people should play an active role in a democracy.

Addressing the Iranian parliament, Zarif condemned certain states for not taking a clear position on the coup in Turkey.

According to Behrooz Nemati, another member of Iran’s parliament, Zarif has also talked about the recent terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed at least 90 people and wounded 120 others.

The foreign ministry's assessment on Nice terrorist attack is that the two recent terrorist incidents in France aren’t so much related to religion and their perpetrators are the second and third generations of immigrants from other countries who live in France and somehow want to take social revenge, Nemati quoted Zarif as saying.