0207 GMT February 23, 2020
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said on Sunday, "The very countries that spawn and promote terrorism and extremism and have interfered in the internal affairs of others by violating the principle of good neighborliness, and [those who] have weakened regional security by attracting the alien forces, cannot attribute their self-created problems to the Islamic Republic of Iran by putting the blame on others."
"The military aggression led by Saudi Arabia against Yemen, the slaughter of tens of thousands of innocent women and children, the destruction of the country's infrastructure, resorting to colonialist behavior in an attempt to topple legitimate governments and to install puppet regimes will not be cleared from the historical memory of the public in the region and the world," he added, according to Press TV.
The Iranian spokesman called on these countries to abandon illusion, accept realities, exercise dialogue, and boost collective cooperation to ensure stability, security, and progress in the region.
Speaking at the second plenary session of the IISS Manama Dialogue 2019, Saudi State Minister for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir accused Iran of treading the path of darkness, death, and destruction.
He also blamed Yemen's attack on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil processing plants in September on Iran and claimed that Riyadh does not "want war, but Iran needs to be held accountable."
The United Arab Emirates' Minister of State of Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash also accused Iran of interfering in the affairs of other countries.
"We call upon Iran to pay more attention to its neighbors than other international relationships and to seeking peace with us," Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa said.
The top Bahraini diplomat said Iran can't solve its problems with international community while ignoring the countries of the region.
"Their interests are here, among others," he said.