The Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused Saudi Arabia of supporting militants inside Iran, days after Isis claimed responsibility for a terror attack which killed 17 in the capital Tehran.
Speaking to reporters at a conference in Oslo, Mr Zarif said Iran had intelligence that the Saudis were “actively engaged” in promoting terrorist groups in the Sunni-majority border province of Baluchestan.
The majority of the country is Shia, while Saudi Arabia is dominated by the conservative Wahhabi branch of Sunni Islam.
As the two great powers in the region and in part due to these religious differences, the countries have fought proxy wars throughout the Middle East.
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