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Publish Date: 11:41 - 20 April 2014
Tehran, YJC. Lawmaker says the dismissal of Bin Sultan indicates that Saudi Arabia’s regional policy has failed.

Member of the Majlis Committee for National Security and Foreign Policy in interview with ICANA regarding the removal of former Saudi Arabian General Intelligence President said "Bandar bin Sultan created a lot of tension. His policies which were full of faults would have drawn the region into war. None of Bandar bin Sultan’s strategies brought regional success for Saudi Arabia.”

The Ilam representative to the Majlis maintained that changes in Saudi Arabia are in keeping with the new administration in Iran and said "This is in agreement with the country’s turns on regional policy. With people like Bandar bin Sultan our relations with Saudi Arabia could not improve. That’s why the change is in favor of all regional states, including Iran.”

The lawmaker said that the change in Saudi Arabia’s policy is the result of the distance some countries have deemed better to gain from the country and said "There might, though, be some pressure by the West in order to make Saudi Arabia change its policy, since they backed down in Syria and Saudi Arabia must have followed its masters. But as the country seeks to rein the region, especially Arab countries, it is unlikely that any structural alteration should occur.”

Shohani asserted that with Youssef bin Ali al-Idrisi in office as the President of General Intelligence of Saudi Arabia, Iran’s relations with the country are going to be much better than the past, especially since Iran’s incumbent administration seeks such relations.

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