THE regional, Arab, Islamic and international support given to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s position regarding the attacks on its embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashhad shows the level of the downfall and fragility of Iran’s politics.
This came after majority of the countries realized Iran’s actual intentions, especially when discomfiture appeared in the stances of its leadership. The embarrassment of Iran started in the apology, which is worse than the crime, submitted to the United Nations Security Council.
This was followed by withdrawal of the request to name the street where the Kingdom’s embassy headquarters is located as Nimir Al-Nimir — the executed Saudi terrorist, as well as the suspension and investigation of Tehran’s security advisor concerning the incident. All these efforts exerted by Iran were aimed at pulling the wool over the eyes of the Kingdom and the entire world.
Iran’s moves are the results of the harrowing pain that came from the overwhelming anger which swept the Arab and Islamic world. However, there are some exceptions which cannot be depended on. These exceptions are indicators of the infiltration of the peacock regime into certain countries, specifically those located in the Arab region.
One of these countries is Lebanon in which Foreign Affairs Minister Jubran Baseel decided to omit the role of GCC countries, particularly that of Saudi Arabia, in restoring stability of Iran and removing it from the furnace of civil war.
The Lebanese position in the Arab League towards the peacock’s aggression on the Kingdom proves that Lebanon is occupied by Iran; hence, the need to suspend its league membership. This is because every time the issue is about interference of Iran’s regime and its hostility in the Arab world, we hear the Lebanese voice with an Iranian tone. It entails solidarity of pan-Arabism and the unusual situation needs clear measures for Lebanon to stop being Iran’s Trojan horse in the league.
It is clear that Saudi’s diplomatic principles have not changed; only the new youthful blood, which was pumped into it, made it more active and synchronized with the desire of the populace in the Kingdom and other GCC countries. This was evident in what happened in Tehran where the calm diplomatic tone does not concur with the Kingdom’s era of decisiveness.
Within a few months, the youthful blood managed to establish an Arab-Islamic alliance to crush Iran’s project in Yemen. It was the first to announce the extensive Islamic military alliance against terrorism.
The fruits have started to appear as we see the recalculation of international considerations, especially in countries or regimes which directly support terrorism by providing a safe haven to al-Qaeda’s leaders or by indirectly facilitating the control of ISIL over large areas in Iraq and Syria.
This is Saudi’s decisive and diplomatic language that closed every door on the face of Iran in terms of playing the strings of Arab and Islamic paradoxes. Now, Iran is paying the price for its actions.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times