Iran returns Saudi accusations of cross-border meddling

October 20, 2015 8:16 AM

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DUBAI Iran rejected criticism from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday about Tehran's interventions in unstable countries in the Middle East, and accused the kingdom in turn of playing a destabilizing role in the volatile region.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham was responding to comments by Riyadh's foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir, who on Monday said Iran's military role in Syria disqualified it from playing a role in peacemaking efforts there.

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