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Iran slams Saudi-Israeli relations

The Islamic Republic of Iran is becoming increasingly angry over Israel’s seemingly imminent rapprochement with the Arab world, under the leadership of Saudi Arabia.

In a series of statements published on his Twitter account, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei condemned Persian Gulf states for having committed “the biggest treachery against their own history and the history of the Arab world.”

He went on to accuse Tehran’s arch-rival Riyadh of using a “dagger that has stabbed both the Palestinians and the Islamic nation” by maintaining any kind of relations with Jerusalem. After denouncing Israel as “the most evident example of state terrorism,” Khamenei called for the arming of Palestinians living in the West Bank similar to that taking place in Gaza.

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic went on to warn Arab Gulf states against relations with the United States, which he branded as “untrustworthy” with imperialistic interests in the region.

It is important to also mention that earlier this week Ayatollah Khamenei released a statement in which he vowed to expel the US from Iraq and Syria, where Iran has been actively seeking to bolster its military presence and political influence.