Iran said Wednesday that media reports that it is planning to strike Saudi Arabia are baseless and merely an effort by “Zionist regimes” to discredit Tehran and ruin its diplomatic advances in the region.
The remarks from Iran’s mission to the UN came the day after three US officials said Saudi Arabia has shared intelligence with American officials that suggests Iran could be preparing for an imminent attack on the kingdom.
Iran’s UN mission told The Associated Press the US claims are “baseless.”
“Western and Zionist regimes spread biased news aimed at creating a negative mood towards the Islamic Republic of Iran and destroying the current positive trends with regional countries,” the mission said.
On Thursday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry similarly dismissed the “biased and baseless” attack reports as coming from the United States and Israel.