Saudi King’s Misplaced Criticism Of Iran – OpEd

Saudi King’s Misplaced Criticism Of Iran – OpEd
Saudi King’s Misplaced Criticism Of Iran – OpEd



Saudi Kings missed an important chance to behave like a true leader of the Muslim world in his virtual address to UN’s General Assembly, which was tainted with anti-Shiite phobia so familiar in the Sunni Wahhabi sectarian ruling ideology of the ossified kingdom reeling nowadays by the declining oil wealth and a surging Covid-19 pandemic.


In his strongly-worded attack on Iran, Saudi Kings blamed Iran for spreading chaos and instability in the region, called for the disarmament of Iran’s ally in Lebanon, the Hezbollah, and a final solution for the “problem of Iran.”


Inevitably, his speech invoked the memory of Hitler’s venomous search for a final solution for the Jews, once again reminding the world that the threat of genocide against the minority Shiites in the Muslim world remains serious and should not be ignored by the international community. Saudi Kings


At the same time, the Saudi leader omitted any criticism of Israel and defended the recent normalization of relations between Israel and UAE and Bahrain, even though he himself has opted to refrain for the moment from following the same path, which has caused so much uproar among Muslims worldwide, in light of Israel’s incessant land grab and complete disregard for the oppressed rights of Palestinians. Saudi Kings


As a result, the Saudi-led Arab Initiative of 2002, which essentially was a ‘land for peace’ formula backed by the Arab League, has now become defunct, despite the absence of any movement on the part of Israel to respect the rights of Palestinians.


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Not only that, there is strong circumstantial evidence that Israel was behind the massive explosion in Beirut that devastated Lebanon’s capital city, aiming to cripple the well-armed Hezbollah, thus reflecting a combined hard and soft power Israeli offensive against the “axis of resistance” comprising of Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah.
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