A still image taken from a video distributed by Yemen's pro-Houthi Al Masirah television station on November 5, 2017, shows what it says was the launch by Houthi forces of a ballistic missile aimed at Riyadh's King Khaled Airport on Saturday, Houthi Military Media Unit via REUTERS TV TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Image Credit: REUTERS

It is in the Iranian regime’s nature to go against international laws on respecting the sovereignty and borders of other countries and refraining from meddling in their internal affairs, noted the London-based pan-Arab newspaper Asharq Al Awsat. “Any quick revision of Iranian policies over the past four decades clearly reveals that the regime is addicted to violating red lines. It has claimed the right to violate this map or that against the will of local authorities. It gave itself the right to impose facts on the ground that force those authorities to accept the Iranian intervention. The excuses are many, from leading the deterrence movement to defending a minority that resembles it. No other country in the region has committed this extraordinary number of violations against the borders of others, of reversing the equations and altering local identities as much as Iran.”

It seems that Iran is once again involved in another act of terrorism, this time in Bahrain, wrote the UAE’s Al Khaleej. “For years, Iran has blatantly interfered in the internal affairs of Bahrain through some political and religious forces. This time, the Iranian hand of terrorism stretched to an oil pipeline in a Bahraini village. Thankfully, no one was injured and the fire that broke out following the pipeline blast was contained. If Iran is targeting Bahrain, then it is also targeting Saudi Arabia, UAE and other Arab nations, as it seeks to dismantle the unity of this region and to stir up hate among different religious sects. The Iranian-made Al Houthi missiles that targeted Riyadh recently are also proof of flagrant aggression against an Arab state and a clear example of hate and spite. If Iran is not interested in paying enough attention to projects that can develop and improve nations, and is instead looking to maximise its arsenal of war just for regional influence, then it has to leave the Arab region alone and not rely on a logic of arrogance and power.”

All Iranian allegations that Saudi Arabia is threatening other states with the use of force are false, wrote Saudi Arabia’s Al Yaum. “Through these lies, Iran is seeking to cover up its suspicious role in supplying Al Houthi militias with missiles to prevent the restoration of security and stability in Yemen. Iran has done the same in Lebanon by establishing the terrorist Hezbollah group, which carries out attacks on behalf of Iran in the region. Iran’s provocative methods are there for all to see as it seeks glory in the region through machinations and conspiracies against Arab states. What is happening today in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Libya is a living example of Iran’s methods of terrorism. All evidence points to Iran’s involvement in the Yemeni war, and other conflicts and wars that emphasise the importance of the United Nations Security Council, assuming its natural role to stop the country’s reckless actions.”

Throughout the past four decades, the Iranian regime tried to use Hezbollah as an investment tool and warhead in the expansionist project, said Kuwait’s Arab Times. “However, it could not achieve any of its objectives despite carrying out terrorist activities in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Yemen, as well as in Latin American and western countries,” the paper said.