President Trump delivered a historic speech on Sunday to Arab heads of state in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, during which he repeatedly slammed Iran for its “sins”, ranging from training militias (read Hezbollah) and funding arms to spreading destruction and chaos. Donald Trump also attacked Iran’s leaders for their support for Bashar Al Assad, the Syrian President who, in the POTUS’ view, committed unspeakable crimes, end quote.
The speech was not very well received by the Iranians, as one may imagine, with Tehran officials telling the POTUS that he should worry about the possibility of yet another 9/11-style terrorist attack rather than making wild claims about their country. And they may have a point after all, as 15 out of the 19 terrorists who, according to the official narrative, planned and executed the 9/11 attacks were Saudi citizens, not to mention Osama Bin Laden, a Saudi national and a hardcore Wahhabi.
Also, for the sake of history, let’s remember Donald Trump’s statements about Saudi Arabia prior to him becoming POTUS.
The Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif has said on Sunday:
‘You will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Centre because they have papers out there that are very secret’
The reference to Saudi Arabia is very clear, but let that one go. Donald Trump also added during his Sunday historic speech in the Muslim capital of the world that the Iranian people had endured hardship and despair under their leaders reckless pursuit of terror and conflict, end quote.
To make things even more dramatic, King Salman of Saudi Arabia called Iran earlier to be the country that spearheads terrorism. And the same accusations were made by Rex Tillerson, the US Sec. of State on Sunday (he delivered a speech right before President Trump), who accused Iran of creating a network of terrorism. And now, Saudi Arabia just signed a huge arms deal, $350 billion worth of weapons, making the kingdom the biggest customer in the history of America’s military industrial complex.
The thing about President Trump’s speech is that when you’re backing a far worse regime than Iran and in the same time you criticize Iran for supporting Syria defending itself in a war against ISIS, whom Saudis (among others, and not only through arms and money but ideology and religion, Wahhabism, the Saudi rulers religion) helped created and funded at the same time is pretty strange.