Saudi Arabia in War with Itself and Region, Says Jaberi Ansari

 Resisting any policy change, Saudi Arabia is in war with itself and the region, Iran’s deputy foreign minister for Arab and North African affairs says.

“Riyadh is in war with itself and the whole region,” Hossein Jaberi Ansari tells the Tehran Time in an exclusive interview.

He also underscores the necessity for neighbors to “join hands and work together in line with their national interests.”

In what follows, a full transcript of the interview has been given.

Americans ask: Why is Saudi Monarchy Our Friend, But Not Democratic Iran?

The Los Angeles Times’ readership has questioned Washington’s claims of supporting democracy and social freedoms worldwide, asking why the US opts for amity and economic reciprocity with Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy, but antagonizes democratic Iran, Press TV reported.

The reactions were published in the paper on Tuesday under the title, “Iran just held an election. So why is the theocratic monarchy Saudi Arabia our friend?”

Tulsi Gabbard Condemns New US Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

US Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) on Saturday condemned the Trump Administration’s new arms deal with Saudi Arabia, a country with a devastating record of human rights violations at home and abroad, and a long history of providing support to terrorist organizations that threaten the American people, Antiwar website reported.

 Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest sponsor and propagator of the extremist Wahhabi Salafist ideology that fuels terrorist groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda. Based on Saudi Arabia’s history and track record, there is a significant likelihood these weapons will be used against innocent civilians or end up in the hands of terrorist groups, according to Gabbard.

Will There Be a New 'False Flag' Chemical Attack in Idlib Countryside?

Local sources in Idlib city asserted that a group of the West -financed White Helmets had arrived in Ariha city several days ago and many civilians were brought from Saraqeb city to Ariha city accompanied by a team of an Arab TV Channel in order to prepare for a new 'false flag' chemical attack, according to the Lebanese-based al-Mayadeen T.V. channel.

The Television channel wondered whether there might be a new false-flag chemical attack similar to the one occurred in Khan Sheikhon area in the southern countryside of Idleb.

It referred to President Bashar al-Assad's interview with Sputnik last month during which he said that the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhon area was a 'false flag' to justify aggression on al-Shayrat airfield in Homs.

Slovakian Professor: Trump is the Fastest Violator of International Law

The Slovakian Professor František Škvrnda has underscored that the U.S. aggression on al-Shayrat airfield in Syria made the U.S. President Donald Trump the fastest American president in the 21st century who violates the international law after his resumption of power.

He said in an article published Monday in a Slovak "Literárny Týždenník" newspaper that the aggression on Syria represented continuity of American military intervention in countries' internal affairs.

"The aggression comes in favor of terrorist organizations which see that Washington's daily agenda does not include joint action against ISIS," the professor said, asserting that the aggression increased tension between Washington and Moscow.

Terrorists, "Rebels" Lured Evacuees out of Buses with Snacks before Blast – Aleppo Attack Witnesses

Eyewitnesses to the bomb attack on an evacuee convoy near Aleppo that killed dozens of children said the militants lured people out of the vehicles with snacks before the explosion, and also stopped them from escaping the blast site, RT reported.

A powerful explosion hit several buses full of people leaving militant-held towns and villages outside Aleppo last Saturday, killing over 100 people, including dozens of children, and injuring scores more.

Following the attack, Vanessa Beeley of the 21st Century Wire website gathered first-hand accounts from those who survived the assault. People told her that the militants did their utmost to increase the death toll. The exclusive videos she provided to RT shed more light on the incident.

US Professor Exposes 'Egregious Error' and Evidence Tampering in US Report on Alleged Syria Chemical Incident

A closer look at photos from the town of Khan Shaykhun shows that the alleged chemical attack site was tampered with and that the US report blaming the Syrian government can’t be true, says the MIT professor skeptical of the White House narrative, according to RT.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Theodore Postol, who wrote a preliminary review of the US government claims earlier this week and shared his findings with RT, examined photographs of the attack site and concluded that the report endorsed by the White House “could not be true.”