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Tehran: US-Saudi call for Iran sanctions 'bitter irony'

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that the joint United States-Saudi Arabia call for the extension of the United Nations arms embargo on Tehran is "a bitter irony."

The Iranian official asserted that Riyadh has been a supporter of terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda and ISIS and that its actions have disrupted the stability in the region for years. For over five years, Saudi Arabia has been killing Yemeni women and kids, Mousavi noted.

The US, being "the symbol of cruelty and injustice in the world," should not be blindly followed, he stressed, adding that Washington would not contribute positively to the easing of tensions in the Middle East.

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