Iran warns Saudi Arabia ‘our strategic patience’ may run out: Report
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s intelligence minister told the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) on Wednesday that there is no guarantee of Tehran continuing its “strategic patience” if hostilities continue.
According to the semi-official Fars news agency, Esmail Khatib, the Minister of Intelligence of Iran, said, “Iran has adopted strategic patience with firm rationality, but it cannot guarantee that it will not run out if hostilities continue.”
Khatib also threatened other countries. He reportedly said, “If we decide to retaliate and punish, these countries will not experience stability anymore.”
Last month, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) chief Hossein Salami warned Saudi Arabia to control its media outlets amid ongoing protests in Iran. He reportedly said, “This is our last warning because you are interfering in our state matters through these media. We told you to be careful.”
Iranian authorities have accused foreign enemies of fomenting unrest in the Islamic Republic after the death of Iranian Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini. Iranian authorities have repeatedly accused the United States of fomenting riots in Iran.
According to Volant Media, the London-based broadcaster of the Iran International TV channel, IRGC also issued death threats to two British-Iranian journalists working in the United Kingdom (UK) for the Iran International TV channel. London’s Metropolitan Police notified the two journalists of threats. IRGC reportedly asked the journalists to not cover ongoing protests in the Islamic Republic.
Protests erupted in the Islamic Republic after the death of Amini in police custody in September. She was arrested by the Iranian morality police on September 13 for allegedly flouting the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code for women.
When the morality police took her to the detention centre in Tehran, Amini collapsed. She went into a coma. Later on, she was taken to the hospital. After three days, the doctor pronounced her dead.