Riyadh 0
18 February 2019

A senior Saudi official denied Iranian accusations of Saudi involvement in a deadly 13 February attack against an IRGC bus in south-eastern Iran, instead arguing that "Iran has been harbouring virtually the board of directors of al-Qaeda" and "facilitating the transport of terrorists across its territory". "The last country in the world to accuse others of supporting terrorism is Iran", he added. Iran's diplomatic spokesperson responded by dubbing Saudi Arabia "the real godfather of Takfiri terrorism" and "cradle of fundamentalist ideology". 

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