“Executions showed serious crisis of illegitimacy of Al Saud”

A prominent Iranian politician whips up massive executions of dissidents, mostly Shiite activists, by the Saudi Arabian regime.

“The beheading of 37 citizens by the Saudi regime demonstrated the gravity of the crisis of illegitimacy of the Saud,” said Hosein Amir Abdolahian, the Iranian parliament’s director-general for international affairs, on Thursday.

The prominent Iranian politician published the message repudiating the massive execution of Saudi dissidents by Riyadh on alleged charges of “terrorism”, despite serious doubts about these cases raised by numerous UN special rapporteurs, the Committee on the Rights of the Child and other institutions.

These reckless executions have provoked a wave of condemnations and rejections from different governments and international and human rights organizations, such as Amnesty International (AI), which denounced the use of the death penalty to crush opposition activists for the Saudi kingdom.

The Saudi regime, which is a “servant of the Zionists”, is being hit by different crises today, said Amir Abdolahian, recalling the serious internal crises that Riyadh suffers from, as well as its stagnant offensive against Yemen, and the crisis in Baréin.

“US President Donald] Trump and [Israeli Premier Benjamin] Netanyahu have steered Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) towards collapse,” said the former deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs.
Saudi Arabia is one of the leading death penalty registries in the world, and has multiplied its executions since Muhamad Bin Salman was appointed Crown Prince in 2017, due to the immunity enjoyed by Al Saud, with the support of the US Administration.

Despite international concern about the daily crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Saud and their allies both in his own country and in Yemen, Trump has stated on several occasions that he will follow the strategic relationship with the Saudi monarchy and its Crown Prince, who is responsible for many other criminal acts, such as the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the kidnapping of Lebanese Premier Saad Hariri in 2017.

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