Top Iranian official says Tehran handed over Qaeda activists to Riyadh
The Islamic Republic of Iran has handed over a number of Al-Qaeda suspects to the Saudi kingdom in recent months and is also providing vital intelligence on the network's activities, a senior Iranian official said.
"We have tackled the terrorism with the framework of international treaties and regulations, and I think we have a shining record in that field," Hassan Rowhani, the head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, said in Paris.
"We have handed a number of Al-Qaeda members to Saudi Arabia in the past several months," Rowhani was quoted as saying Thursday by official Iranian media.
"In addition, we have given exact and precise information to Saudi Arabia, and the successes that the Saudi Arabians have had in the past several months may be a result of the information we have furnished," he added.
He emphasized that Tehran would continue assisting Saudi authorities.
"Saudi Arabia is an important and a friendly country, and an explosion in Saudi Arabia is like an explosion in Iran. We will make all efforts in assisting Saudi Arabia," he conveyed. (Albawaba.com)
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