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SaudiLeaks : Cables Show Riyadh's Strenuous Efforts to Sabotage Iran's Ties with Other States

The documents released by the Yemen Cyber Army after it hacked the Saudi Foreign Ministry in May show that Saudi Arabia has made extensive attempts to hatch plots to undermine Iran's clout or damage its relations with other world nations.

 

The Saudi Foreign Ministry was hacked by the Yemen Cyber Army in May, and a copy of its information was sent to FNA and another one to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks.

 

The documents released by the YCA show that the Saudis feel deeply worried by Iran's smallest moves from expansion of formal ties to humanitarian aid or good-will gestures, and then they attempt to trouble Iran's policies and actions in all the political, scientific, cultural and trade arenas in every part of the world, from Pakistan, Tatarstan, Yemen, Djibouti, Egypt and Burkina Faso to Mexico and Argentina, and to Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. The papers show that the Saudi embassies in the world countries report every single move Iran makes to Riyadh and present some proposals on how to trouble Iran's moves, attempts that mostly fail.

 

The documents show that many Saudi aids to other world nations are not meant to assist them, but to prevent their inclination towards Iran. They also show that the moves made by Riyadh are sometimes adopted through plots to start provocation and tension in third-party states.

 

The cultural and religious issues constitute a major part of Saudi Arabia's concerns wherever third-party nations welcome Iran's spiritual messages.

 

Some of these documents are covered in this report.

 

Argentina:

 

Based on this document, the Saudi embassy in Buenos Aires in a letter addressed to the then Saudi King Abdullah, and also sent to the crown prince, defense minister and intelligence chief, alarms Riyadh of improvement and development of relations between Iran and Argentina.

 

 

The letter says that the two countries' relations have strained since 1994 and the blast in the Jewish cultural center, and now there are signs which show that the two countries are settling their differences.

 

The letter refers to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's mediatory role in 2011 to settle the AMIA case and then establishment of trade tis between Iran and Argentina, demanding action to counter the growth in relations.

 

Scientific and art cooperation between Iran and Thailand

 

In this letter the Saudi officials have been informed of a scientific congress on Iran's politics, culture and science in Thailand and invitation to Iranian experts to take part in the gathering.

 

Cooperation of Thailand's art college with Tehran to display Iranian movies and inviting Iranian directors and producers a film festival, holding a roundtable on "Sheikh Ahmad Qomi" in the historical sciences section of a Thai linguistics college, annual programs on the occasion of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Iran and Thailand and efforts to publish books on Iran's history before and after Islam are the issues Riyadh has been cautioned of in the letter.

Invitations to Iranian university professors to hold cultural talks and scientific cooperation between Iran and Thailand have also been reminded to the Saudi officials.

 

Djibouti:

 

This document which is a letter by the Saudi embassy in Djibouti to the Riyadh officials, Iran's efforts to increase influence and invest in Djibouti are highlighted.

 

Based on the letter, the Djibouti government doesn’t plan to establish strategic relations with Iran but merely wants to use Iran's possibilities.

 

The letter proposes the Saudi officials to invest in Djibouti in economic, political and cultural fields as soon as possible to prevent Iran's further influence.

 

Pakistan:

 

In a letter by the Saudi embassy in Pakistan to the head of Saudi Arabia's royal court and King Abdullah's special secretary, the Shiites' activities in Pakistan have been described as a source of concern. The letter refers to setting up of the Palestine Institute (with Iran's support) in Islamabad and explains about its presidents and their plans to invite people to support the resistance front.

Malaysia:

 

Saudis want Malaysian pilgrims to stay away from Iranians in Hajj pilgrimage

 

The document shows that the Saudi embassy in Malaysia in a letter to the Saudi foreign ministry has voiced concern about Iran's growing clout in Malaysia and proposed that the officials in Riyadh take some measures in this regard.

The letter says that the Malaysian minister for Islamic affairs in a meeting with Saudi Arabia's Hajj officials has reported that his government has redirected its students exchange policy to send them to Egypt's al-Azhar university instead of Iran.

 

The minister also ensures the Saudi Hajj officials that his country's pilgrims have been cautioned to stay away from Iranians during the Muslim rituals.

 

Mexico:

 

This letter which has been sent by the Saudi embassy in Mexico City to the secretary general of Saudi Arabia's supreme council in Islamic affairs shows how the construction of a single mosque in Mexico has made Riyadh officials fearful.

 

The message voices concern about the Islamic Republic of Iran's cultural activities in Mexico.

The letter says that Iran is trying to expand relations with South American countries and it finally urges Saudi Arabia to set up an Islamic center and mosque in the Mexican capital as soon as possible, fearing that Iran could build the mosque and Islamic center there soon.

 

Myanmar:

 

Based on the letter, a number of Sunni clerics and Muftis in Myanmar visited the Saudi embassy and urged the ambassador to set up a center for teaching Arabic language and build a big mosque named 'Khadim al-Haramein Sharifein' given the increasing number of the Myanmarese people converting to Shiism.

 

Burkina Faso:

 

During a visit by the then Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, to Burkina Faso on 9 January 2013, the Saudi embassy in Ouagadougou wrote a letter to the foreign ministry, warning that Burkina Faso is enhancing ties with Iran, and Tehran plans to build a mosque and a training center in that country, implying that Riyadh should counter the country's growing relations with Tehran.

Riyadh and the Saudi King's pleasure with spreading Takfiri thoughts against Iran

 

After a Wahhabi Mufti in an interview with Egypt's al-Ahram magazine blasted Iran and called the Iranians as infidels, the Saudi embassy in Egypt has sent a report of the interview to Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal and a copy to King Abdullah.

In the interview, Dr. Abdullah al-Nafisi, a Kuwaiti Mufti, described Iran as more dangerous than Israel and called the Iranians as non-Muslims and Persian Safavids who intend to occupy Mecca and Medina. The interview has apparently pleased the officials in Riyadh.

 

Yemen

 

The document shows that the Saudi embassy in Sana'a in a letter to the Saudi foreign minister has emphasized the necessity for having relations with the Yemeni parties and organizations and supporting them to fight against Iran's influence.

 

It also describes as a priority opening new media outlets and strengthening those media allied with Riyadh.

The list of countries where Riyadh has sought to sabotage Iran's face or trouble its simplest measures goes on and on and we will cover more of such documents in more reports in future.

 

Late in May, the Yemen Cyber Army released a portion of the information and documents that it had gained in its recent cyber attack on Saudi Arabia's Foreign, Interior and Defense Ministries.

 

The Yemen Cyber Army announced that it has hacked the website, servers and archives of Saudi Arabia's Foreign, Interior and Defense ministries and would release thousands of these top secret documents.

 

The group claimed that it "has gained access to the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) network and have full control over more than 3000 computers and servers, and thousands of users. We also have access to the emails, personal and secret information of hundreds of thousands of their staff and diplomats in different missions around the world".

 

The hackers' statement, which said the cyber army has also attacked the Saudi Interior and Defense ministries and vowed to release their details later, was carried by several globally known hackers websites.

 

Following the hack in May, the Yemen Cyber Army sent a copy of its information to FNA and another one to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks.

 

"WikiLeaks released over 60,000 documents on Friday and vowed to release the rest in coming weeks, but we plan to release the documents in separate news items since many of them contain the names of foreign nationals who have demanded visit to Saudi Arabia, for example for Hajj pilgrimage, and their names have been mentioned among the Saudi agents. Thus releasing the list of names and documents might hurt innocent individuals who have done nothing, but applied for visa at a Saudi embassy for doing Hajj pilgrimage," FNA English Editor-in-Chief Seyed Mostafa Khoshcheshm said.

 

"The number of the documents is way beyond the 500,000 that has been announced by WikiLeaks, but they need to be checked first to make sure that they do not contain misleading information and are not harmful to innocent people," he added.

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Date: 2015-07-05 11:58:53 | Category: Islamic World | Visites: 6360 | Like: 0

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