IRAN’S President Hassan Rouhani has sent a stark warning to the US, claiming that all Muslim nations should unite to stand against Washington and Israel.
By Martina Bet
PUBLISHED: 05:32, Sun, Nov 25, 2018 |
Speaking at the 32nd international conference on Islamic unity in Tehran on Saturday, President Rouhani insisted that in order to achieve victory over the US, Muslim countries should cooperate. He said: ”Today, the Muslim world is alone and Muslims should join hands. “Relying on outsiders is the biggest historical mistake.
“Today, there is no way for Muslims except unity and solidarity and if we unite, we can undoubtedly score a victory against the Zionists and the Americans.”
President Rouhani also commented on Iran’s relations with Saudi Arabia, noting that the Islamic Republic considers the Saudi people as “brothers”.
He also stressed that Tehran was ready to defend the Arabian Peninsula without receiving anything in return, while launching a thinly-veiled attack on US President Donald Trump.
The Iranian leader said: “We are ready to do our best to defend the interests of the Saudi people against terrorism, aggressors and superpowers like how we went to the help of the people of Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen without expecting any benefits.
“We will not even request a $450 billion deal from you and will not insult you as we consider you to be our brothers and view the nations of the region and the people of Mecca and Medina as our brothers.”
However, referring to President Trump’s remarks in which he described Saudi Arabia as a “milk cow”, Mr Rouhani said: “Do the Saudi rulers think the deals would guarantee their security?
“The Americans said in response that we milk the cow and take it and even said that you would not last ‘for two weeks’ without us.”
The Iranian President advised the Saudi rulers to “demand respect” from the US or accept to be “humiliated”.
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