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My support for Iranian opposition 'moral one' - Turki al-Faisal

Prince Turki al-Faisal

My support for the Iranian opposition is a moral one. Otherwise, I have nothing to offer, Prince Turki al-Faisal, former head of Saudi intelligence, told the Bahraini-based al-Watan newspaper in an interview, on Sunday. 

Partially, the Iranian opposition was behind the eruption of the revolution that toppled the country's Shah, al-Faisal said.  

He also noted that after the success of the revolution, Ruhollah Khomeini turned against the opposition as well as his group. The opposition can spearhead the victimized Iranian people to stand against the tyrannical and despotic Mullah regime, he further stated. 

He pointed out that the revolution caused many deaths among the Iranian people more than any foreign intervention.

When asked about whether he supports Ahwazi Arabs and endorses their movement to join the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), even as an observer,  Faisal said that he was not in a position that makes him knowledgeable, but he did not think GCC countries, including Saudi Arabia, have a stance towards Ahwazi Arabs. He also noted that he is not authorized to express his opinion on an issue while leaderships of GCC did not express their viewpoint on. 

Regarding Iran nuclear deal, Faisal said that based on statements of US President Donald Trump and other US officials, no moves had been taken to scrap the deal with the 15-year term. 

However, he noted that all the necessary measures have to be taken from now until the remaining 12 years of the deal end, adding that he is sure the leaders of the GCC countries are taking this issue into their consideration.  


Last Modified: Sunday، 20 August 2017 03:29 PM