During a press conference at the UN General Assembly, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi leveled accusations against Saudi Arabia, asserting that their pursuit of normalizing relations with Israel amounts to a betrayal of the Palestinian cause. Raisi emphasized that any regional relationship with Israel aimed at bolstering the Zionist regime's security would fail in that endeavor.
"We believe that a relationship between regional countries and the Zionist regime would be a stab in the back of the Palestinian people and of the resistance of the Palestinians," President Raisi stated.
Saudi Arabia, in its pursuit of normalized ties with Israel, has found common ground due to their shared concerns regarding Iran's clerical state, although Riyadh has recently sought to ease tensions with Tehran through diplomatic negotiations facilitated by China.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia has indicated progress in U.S.-brokered talks toward normalizing relations with Israel.
Addressing Iran's recent restriction of access to nuclear inspectors, President Raisi clarified that the issue lay not with inspections themselves, but rather with specific inspectors. He affirmed that inspectors deemed trustworthy would be allowed to continue their work in Iran.