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Riyadh Supports Iranian Dissidents to Divert Public Opinion from Internal Problems
  A senior Egyptian analyst said the Saudi government which has recently hosted a gathering of Iranian opposition groups during the al-Janadriyah festival seeks to divert the public opinion from its internal problems and the Saudi people's uprisings through causing troubles for Iran.
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Tuesday 21 February 2012 09:52
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Riyadh Supports Iranian Dissidents to Divert Public Opinion from Internal Problems
Bfnews: "Al-Saud tries to divert the international community's attention from the revolution of its people," Ali Abolkheir told FNA on Monday.

Noting that al-Janadriyah is a cultural festival held in Riyadh every year, he stressed that the Saudi government attempted to use this year's festival to counter the ongoing revolution in the country and prevent the revolutionary moves of the Saudi people by diverting everyone's attention to Iran.

Earlier, a prominent Saudi opposition figure had also warned that the Saudi ruling system is conducting conspiracies against the Islamic Republic and supporting Iranian opposition groups with millions of dollars of financial aids and logistical backups.

Speaking to FNA on Wednesday, Hamza al-Hassan pointed to the Al Saud's official invitation to Iran's opposition figures to attend a cultural festival in the Arab country, and stated, "The Saudi's invitation to Tehran opposition is in line with the US policies on the necessity of support for the opposition of Iran's Islamic ruling system."

He unveiled that Riyadh has opened offices in Cairo for Iran's opposition groups, and said Riyadh thinks that it can weaken the Islamic Republic and its growing influence among the regional states through supporting the Iranian opposition.

Al-Hassan, however, warned the Saudi officials that such conspiracies would incur heavy costs on the Saudi ruling system.

Political observers also believe that Saudi Arabia will experience enormous changes within the next one to two years.

They also stress that the crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in Saudi Arabia will sooner or later lead to the kingdom's downfall.

Saudi Arabia's east has been the scene of anti-government protests since February 2011, with demonstrators demanding human rights reform, freedom of expression and the release of political prisoners.

Several demonstrators have been killed and dozens of activists have been arrested since the beginning of the protests in the region.

Riyadh has intensified its crackdown on anti-government protesters since the beginning of 2012. 

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