Trump should be anxious about Saudi carrying out another 9/11: Iran
- Author: Larry Hoffman May 25, 2017,
May 25, 2017, 5:17
Muslim Public Affairs Council Vice President Omar Noureldin noted the irony of Trump speaking from Saudi Arabia to discuss Islam, moderation and peace in light of that country's puritanical brand of religion.
US President Trump during the two-day Riyadh summit in Saudi Arabia acknowledged that India was a victim of terrorism and also asked countries to ensure that terror groups don't find sanctuaries on their soil. With the political homeland ablaze, Trump needs some global cred to keep his presidency from sliding too far off the rails and Wall Street from losing confidence.
In comments on Monday, Bahram Qassemi strongly criticized the new USA administration for its "deceitful stances, interfering remarks, and destructive and provocative measures", one day after Trump accused Iran of stoking the fires of sectarian conflict and terror during a trip to Riyadh.
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The president reinforced the message when he went on to have a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He boldly stated that achieving peace is "something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as hard as people have thought over the years." in March during a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
The Trump administration rejected a request from the Palestinians to push for an Israeli settlement freeze, but promised to sort out the issue during peace negotiations, according to the official.
In response to the recent billion-dollar deals signed between Trump and the Saudi government, Rouhani said, "You can't solve terrorism just by giving your people's money to a superpower". It remains to be seen whether Mr Trump's speech will gain the same kind of impact that Mr Obama made in his remarks in Cairo in 2009.
Trump singled out Iran as a key source of funding and support for militant groups.
Rejecting Donald Trump's continuous attacks on Tehran, Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif Khonsari said that the US President should rather discuss how to prevent Saudi Arabia from carrying out another 9/11 attack. The President arrives in Tel Aviv Monday.
During his presidential campaign, Trump criticized the then President Barack Obama and Democrat rival Hillary Clinton for avoiding usage of "radical Islamic terrorism".
Gulf Arab countries long have been suspicious about Iran, whether that's the United Arab Emirates' long-running dispute over Iran seizing several Persian Gulf islands from it in 1971 to Bahrain's simmering anger over a 1981 coup attempt it blamed on the newly formed Islamic Republic. "They worship death", he said.
Many Twitter users compared Trump and the other two leaders to movie or comic book rogues, while others simply wondered what the lighted globe was.