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The adviser to the Iranian leader, Brigadier General Hussein Dehqan, accused Saudi Arabia of inciting against Tehran in Basra to burn its consulate there.
“They messed up with the Iraqi government,” Dehqan said in an interview with Russian RT television. “Here, the people of Basra, who belong to the Shiite sect, have risen against Iran, let me tell you more transparently, Saudi Arabia wants to say, An Iraqi close to Iran, this will be the same as Basra. ”
“There is a big sedition led by America, Israel and Saudi Arabia in the region. They believe that imposing sanctions on Iran can be effective and force us to negotiate as they claim,” Dehqan said. “They are trying to invest these sanctions in the whole region. They know that we have strong relations with Iraq, so they want to create a confrontation between the peoples of the two countries, during the past months broadcast a lot of rumors provoked.
And whether the demonstrators who burned the consulate of his country represent Basra? Dehghan said , “No, no, not so, people in Basra are exposed to economic pressure, say they lack water, electricity and services, suffer from problems, they speak to their government and protesting, but there is a group linked to abroad.
He denied Brigadier Iran that his country has military bases In Iraq,
and about the transfer of weapons to Iran to protect its bases from the Israeli operations in Syria Dehqan said: “This is a psychological psychological war to prepare for the American-Israeli intervention.