The Iran Project

Trump’s Saudi trip contradicts claim on fighting terror

MNA – Iran’s FM spokesman said Mon. that US President Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia, a country which shelters and trains terrorists, nullifies his anti-Iranian remarks and claim on combating terrorism.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi made the remark in his weekly press conference on Monday, adding “how can he possibly call Iran a source of terrorism when the country has just held a spectacular, democratic election, and acquit Saudi Arabia from this definition when the very courts in the US have attested to Saudi regime’s complicity in a number of terrorist attacks?”

Ghasemi was referring to Trump’s recent trip to Riyadh as his first stop overseas as president, during which he signed an arms deals with the Kingdom worth nearly $110bn. During a speech at a meeting of more than 50 Arab and Muslim leaders in Riyadh, Trump called on all nations to work towards isolating Iran. He further accused Tehran of stoking the fires of sectarian conflict and terror.

Ghasemi went on to add, “the stance of certain countries against Iran is nothing new and unacceptable, and Trump’s visit to a country which is the generator of violence and terror in the region has rendered his anti-Iranian remarks null and void.”

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