Ramin Mehmanparast

Iran says Saudi Arabia is caught up in "a sedition" that has been leading it on "the desired path of the Zionist regime."

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparst said, "Saudi Arabia must try to rescue itself from this path. It must realize that the U.S. and the Zionists have a master plan for the region that includes neither independence nor power for any of these states."

The announcement follows recent accusations by the Saudi foreign minister, who said Iran of "interfering and fomenting sedition in the region’s countries." Several Arab nations have accused Iran of meddling. Kuwait is reportedly considering a diplomatic break with Iran over such actions.

In the meantime, Iranian conservative MP Ruhollah Hosseinian warned on Sunday that Iran’s military must be on the alert to prevent Saudi forces from approaching its borders.

Iran has condemned the presence of Saudi forces in Bahrain, which are there to quell popular uprisings against the Bahraini government.

Hosseinian added that Iran must take a firm stance against the "invasion of Bahrain" by the Saudi monarchy and the "massacre of Bahraini Muslims."