(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Islamabad: Iran is harbouring terrorist groups and should be the last country to accuse others of terrorism, Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir said here on Monday. Addressing a joint press conference with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Jubeir, who is part of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s entourage, said Iran was supporting terrorism and Saudi Arabia was its victim.

Iran should be the last country to accuse others of terrorism,” Jubeir said in response to a query about Tehran accusing Islamabad of harbouring a jihadist group behind a deadly suicide attack in which 27 Iranian soldiers were killed on Wednesday.

Al-Jubeir said terrorism was a common enemy and Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the US were working jointly to eradicate it. To a question about India-Pakistan relations, the Saudi minister said both countries were facing similar challenges, including the scourge of terrorism. “We want both countries to resolve their conflicts and have peaceful relations,” he said.

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