Former Iranian diplomat Amir Mousavi said that Saudi Arabia was forced to choose the path of reconciliation because it failed in overthrowing Bashar Al-Assad in Syria and Sheikh Tamim in Qatar and instating ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. He made his remarks in an interview on Russia Today TV on July 3, 2021. He said that the U.S. is already defeated in the region and that it has no place in the region unless it becomes "polite and humble."
Amir Mousavi: "America has already been defeated in the region. It has no place here, unless it becomes polite and modest toward the people and the countries of the region. America was defeated in the region. Therefore, it must gather its military bases, leave the region, and negotiate with the independent countries of the region as equals. With all due respect to what your guest from Riyadh said — is it Iran that wants to change the regimes [in the region]? Who changed the situation in Iraq? Who helped the occupation forces to overthrow Saddam Hussein? Who wanted to overthrow the regime in Qatar? Who changed the situation in Egypt and brought Al-Sisi to power? Who wanted to overthrow Bashar al-Assad's regime, by using terrorists from all over the world? Who wants to change the situation in Yemen? Who wants to carry out military coups in Muscat and in Kuwait? Iran has prevented Saudi Arabia from fulfilling its goals — which the United States has unfortunately supported — concerning countries that [Saudi Arabia] has friendly ties and alliances with. Saudi Arabia has failed to change the situation in Syria, and in Iraq, where they wanted to bring Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to power, by providing him a great deal of support. They also failed in their attempt to overthrow Sheikh Tamim of Qatar, and therefore had to choose the path of reconciliation now."