Iran has strongly rejected Saudi Arabia’s claims about Iran’s involvement in Syria conflict, blaming Riyadh for is support of Takfiri terrorists in their crimes against defenseless Syrian people.
Speaking at a news conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Jeddah on Tuesday, Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al - Faisal said his country “cannot be silent” over Russia, Iran and the Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah supporting the government of Syrian President Bashar al - Assad.

Faisal also called for “issuing an unequivocal international resolution to halt the provision of arms to” the Syrian government of President Bashar al - Assad.

Referring to the comments by Faisal, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi said on Wednesday, “The repetitive claim about Iran’s interference in Syria comes at a time when Saudi Arabia is equipping terrorists in Syria with different[types of] light and heavy weapons in breach of all international regulations and conventions, not to mention its overt military intervention in Bahrain, ” Araqchi said.

“Remarks by Saud al - Faisal are full of contradictions, ” the Iranian official further said.

He added that Saudi Arabia has turned into an accomplice in the crimes committed by the Takfiri terrorists against the defenseless Syrian people.

Araqchi stated that Saudi Arabia is a “big country with great potentialities” that can create unity among Muslim countries and resolve the problems facing the Muslim world, expressing regret, however, that such potential is currently being used in an opposite way.

He expressed hope that Saudi Arabia would give a positive response to Tehran’s efforts aimed at helping resolve the unrest in Syria within the framework of the quartet talks in cooperation with Riyadh.

The Iranian official said the attempts made by the quartet could hopefully lead to a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria.

A contact group was established on Syria - comprising Iran, Egypt, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia - after a proposal by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi made during a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation(OIC) in Mecca in August 2012.

Syria crisis started as pro - reform protests but with interventions by the United States, UK and their regional and Western allies it soon turned to a massive insurgency which took in numerous terrorist groups from all over Europe and the Middle East to wage one of the bloodiest wars the region has ever experienced.

The war, which many fear is turning to a “war of hatred”, has already taken more than 90,000 lives.