Refuting Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on Tehran, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday said that the US President should rather discuss how to prevent Saudi Arabia from carrying out another 9/11 attack.
Addressing leaders of the Islamic nations at the Riyadh Summit, Trump repeatedly slammed Iran claiming that it funds arms, trains militias that spread terrorism and chaos, and pointed to Iran’s support for Syria’s Bashar al-Assad as he committed “unspeakable crimes”.
The Iranian Foreign Minister emphasised that Trump himself had earlier suggested that Saudi Arabia was behind the 9/11 attacks.
In his tweet today, Zarif said that the United States may be "milking" Saudi Arabia of USD 480 billion after Washington signed major deals with Tehran's Gulf rival.
"Iran -- fresh from real elections -- attacked by @POTUS in that bastion of democracy & moderation. Foreign Policy or simply milking KSA of $480B?" Zarif tweeted.
Majority of the 9/11 terrorists were Saudi citizens and speculations have suggested that members of the Saudi hierarchy were involved in the attack, reports the Independent.
During the presidential campaigns ahead of elections, Trump had repeatedly condemned the 2015 nuclear agreement with Tehran and had promised to 'dismantle the disastrous mistake.'
However, it was found that Tehran was complying with the obligations under the agreement. This has led to speculations that the Trump administration may try to impose unilateral sanctions on Tehran following a religious ideological difference leading to proxy wars between the Sunni Saudi, and Shia Iran.