FNA- Iranian Supreme Leader’s top aide Ali Akbar Velayati voiced his regret over the recent visit of US President Donald Trump to Riyadh, and said that Saudi Arabia is supporting a fake version of Islam.
“The recent developments in Saudi Arabia are true examples of American Islam,” Velayati said.
The Leader’s top aide underlined that the recent efforts by Saudi Arabia are true realizations of “American Islam” as predicted by late Imam Khomeini, Founder of the Islamic Revolution.
“Mr. Trump just acted like a wanderer to save the failed economy of the US,” he added.
In relevant remarks on Sunday, Velayati underlined that the main goal of US President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia is collecting money for his country’s bankrupt economy.
“Some US allies in region such as Saudi Arabia gift their treasuries and national properties to the president of the US in hope of creating a theatrical forum to bolster the weakening terrorists in the Middle East,” Velayati said.
He reiterated that President Trump’s main objective for visiting Saudi Arabia is to save the US from bankruptcy, and said, “I regret that some regional countries gift their treasuries to him (President Trump).
The Supreme Leader’s top aide pointed to North Korea-US row, and said, “North Korea continued with its agenda despite the US bluffing and managed to force them to retreat; the Americans will also retreat from our region when they face Iran’s resistance.”
In relevant remarks earlier on Sunday, Senior Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined that President Trump is presently in Riyadh to pursue the Saudi leaders’ proposal to invest in that country’s infrastructural projects.
“Trump’s trip to Riyadh most likely follows up on Saudis’ proposal for investment up to $200 billion in infrastructure and energy sectors,” Amir Abdollahian said.
He reiterated that the Saudi regime’s credibility does not rely on “democracy” and “support for its people”; rather, it has always been indebted to its reliance on the US.
“In turn, the US uses Saudi Arabia as a tool to achieve its own interests in the region,” Amir Abdollahian added.
“Ever since Saudi Arabia sunk itself in Yemen’s swamp, it began to think of forming an Arab NATO to attract more support from American and Arab military forces,” he added.
Amir Abdollahian pointed to Trump’s backing of the Arab NATO, and said, “The idea for forming an Arab NATO may find coverage in the media, but differences in the Arab world are just too many to allow a union like that to happen.”
Asked about the future of Tehran-Riyadh relations and hostile stance taken by Saudi Arabia against Iran and the Saudi regime’s wrong approaches in the region, he said, “Saudi Arabia wrongly assumes that by relying on foreign powers and raising baseless claims against Iran it can actually introduce itself as the leader of the Muslim world.”
Tehran has always welcomed relations with Riyadh based on mutual respect, he stressed.