Saudi Minister Denounces in Moscow Iran’s “Interventions” in Middle East

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 14, 2021: Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud (L) and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov bump elbows during a meeting at the Russian Foreign Ministry Reception House. REUTERS./

DUBAI, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan on Thursday denounced Iran‘s “interventions” in the Middle East region, after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

Speaking at a joint news conference in Moscow with Lavrov, broadcast on Saudi TV, the Saudi minister said Tehran’s proxy militias were obstructing a solution for the war in Syria. He also accused the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen of obstructing peace efforts in that country.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Alison Williams)