Tehran warned Riyadh on Wednesday that Iran’s ‘strategic patience’ may not continue, according to Fars news agency.
Fars reported that Esmail Khatib described Iran’s strategic patience as firm rationality until now, but said that Tehran would not be able to continue if hostilities continued.
“If Iran decides to retaliate and punish, glass palaces will crumble and these countries will not experience stability anymore.”
Iran has alleged that foreign enemies are fomenting the unrest that has gripped the country since Mahsa Amini, an Iranian Kurd, died in police custody in September after being arrested for allegedly violating the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code for women.
Iranians from all walks of life have joined forces to mount one of the largest challenges to Iran’s clerical leaders since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards chief, Hossein Salami, last month warned Saudi Arabia to control its media outlets.
Salami has issued a warning to Saudi Arabia’s ruling family, urging them to ‘control these media’ or ‘pay the price.’ He also said that Saudi Arabia has been interfering in Iran’s internal affairs through these media, and that this was the last warning.
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