Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed on Wednesday that Western media had launched a campaign that could trigger escalation in the Gulf.
In a telephone call with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian, said that “the harmfulness of the information campaign that has been launched by Western media”, according the Russian foreign ministry’s statement.
Lavrov told Amirabdollahian that such actions could result in a dangerous escalation of tension in the strategically important region, the ministry added.
Washington expressed concern on Tuesday about unspecified threats from Iran against Saudi Arabia and said it would not hesitate to respond if necessary.
The Wall Street Journal claimed that Saudi Arabia had shared intelligence with the United States warning of an imminent attack from Iran on targets in the kingdom.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani responded to the claims of the Wall Street Journal, stressing that these claims aim to destroy the current positive trends between Iran and its neighbors in the region.