Iran slams US arms deal with Saudi Arabia

Cheryl Sanders
May 27, 2017

In addition to increasing the voter turnout numbers during his speech, which can not be independently verified, Rouhani also focused on the lack of an election in the land of its arch-enemy, Saudi Arabia.

He also said stability could not be achieved in the Middle East without Teheran's help.

Iran, with a centralized Shiite version of Islam and Saudi Arabia, dominated by the strict religious jurisprudence of Salafi-Wahhabi policies, have entered a competition to influence the region through their sectarian policies, which has only made the people of the region suffer.

"Our missiles are for our defence and for peace, they are not offensive". "American officials should know that whenever we need to technically test a missile, we will do so and will not wait for their permission".

Iranian president also highlighted bilateral and trilateral cooperation along with Russian Federation in regional issues including Astana talks and deemed them a step toward peace and stability in region.

Trump's first trip overseas has highlighted the extent to which strident opposition to Iran now serves as an organizing principle in his efforts to remake America's relationship with the Middle East.

"And it must cease immediately".

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in a stronger position after his re-election to push through plans for wooing foreign investors the country needs to boost oil production, according to analysts at Cornerstone Global Associates and SVB Energy. "When they attacked Afghanistan (and) Iraq, when they made sanctions against Iran". Pointing to wars in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, he warned that stoking the divisions could ultimately mean forcing the intervene.

"The Iranian people voted for moderation as they know a prosperous economy and jobs can only happen through investment, and investment through freedom and interaction with the world", he said.

"My administration will do its best to eliminate the extreme poverty", Rouhani, who was re-elected to the second term on May 19, said during his first presser in Tehran on May 22, Trend's correspondent reported from the event.

Trump selected Saudi Arabia as his first destination in a move to rebuild bilateral ties which became strained during Obama's presidency.

"If American chooses another path, it will fail again".

Tillerson said that the focal point of President Donald Trump's visit to the region was to curb the threat posed by arch-rival Iran.

"I just left Saudi Arabia - the king".

In a jibe at the multibillion-dollar arms deals signed between Mr Trump and the Saudi government at the weekend, he said: "You can't solve terrorism just by giving your people's money to a superpower".

"Remarks by enemy about Iran's missile power result from their ignorance", Rouhani was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency. In the bilateral sphere, South Africa and Iran share a long historical relationship, with Iran having stood with and supported the struggle for liberation in South Africa.

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