Iran blames ‘Zionists’ for ‘baseless’ claim of imminent attack on Saudi Arabia

The Times of Israel reports: “Iran said Wednesday that media reports that it is planning to strike Saudi Arabia are baseless and merely an effort by ‘Zionist regimes’ to discredit Tehran and ruin its diplomatic advances in the region.

The Wednesday remarks from Iran’s mission to the UN came the day after three US officials said Saudi Arabia has shared intelligence with American officials that suggests Iran could be preparing for an imminent attack on the kingdom.

Iran’s UN mission told The Associated Press the US claims are ‘baseless.’

‘Western and Zionist regimes spread biased news aimed at creating a negative mood towards the Islamic Republic of Iran and destroying the current positive trends with regional countries,’ the mission said.

The heightened concerns about a potential attack on Saudi Arabia come as US President Joe Biden’s administration is criticizing Tehran for its crackdown on widespread protests and condemning it for sending hundreds of drones — as well as technical support — to Russia for use in its war in Ukraine…”

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