Iranian general says Saudi Arabia faces imminent collapse

Arab League accuses Tehran of endangering the region in emergency meeting

Hossein Salami warns Riyadh’s ‘sectarian’ policies in region will lead to regime’s downfall, as rivalry between nations hits new lows

hossein-salamiAs  tensions remain high between Tehran and Riyadh, a top Iranian general has warned that Saudi Arabia’s regional policies could lead to its imminent collapse.

The Saudi regime “will collapse in the near future if it keeps on its sectarian policies in the region,” deputy commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said, according to the Fars news agency.

Riyadh’s execution last Saturday of a prominent Shiite cleric unleashed a wave of anger across the Shiite world, most prominently in Iran.

“The Saudi rulers will be buried under the avalanche that they have created,” Salami said Friday.

He echoed comments made on Monday by Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi, who said that “By adopting terroristic and inhuman policies, the [Saudi] regime will not achieve enhanced security. On the contrary it will face imminent downfall.” read more