Iran's Khamenei says United States provokes Saudi Arabia to deepen regional crisis

01 May, 2018, 12:49 | Author: Mable Gonzales
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While Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is touring the region, meeting allies and promising to confront Tehran, Khamenei asserted that Iran's regional presence is not the problem, but rather, it is the United States'.

Thousands of laborers and entrepreneurs from across the nation gather at Imam Khomeini Hussainiyah to meet with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on the day before May Day, April 30, 2018.

"The cooperation between America and Saudi Arabia will further destabilise the Middle East and will lead to more crisis in the region", Qasemi said.

"Americans are trying to provoke Saudi Arabia against Tehran".

Ayatollah Khamenei went on to add, "the Americans provoke Saudis into creating conflict and tension in the region".

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"Their plan is to arm and prepare these countries for confrontation with the Islamic Republic", Khamenei said, adding that if these countries have any common sense, they will not engage in a conflict with Iran.

Khamenei who made the comments during broadcast on state television said any power seeking to challenge Iran would be defeated and also called on the USA to leave the Middle East. On May 12, President Donald Trump will decide whether the United States remains a party to the nuclear deal signed between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany in July 2015.

His words came after Syrian Army bases were hit in an alleged missile attack. Iran's semi-official Tasnim News Agency said Monday that a local source and a commander of the Shiite Muslim, all-Afghan Fatemiyoun Division, denied any Iranian or Afghan personnel were killed.

The charge sheet, a copy of which AFP obtained from a source who attended the first hearing, said the two suspects had traveled to the kingdom which is home to Islam's holiest site on passports of an Arab country.

"We are from this region: the Persian Gulf is our home; West Asia is our home". "They know that if they attack, they will receive stronger counterattacks", he added.

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