When Khamenei gives advice to Arabs

Khamenei: The USA does not hide their hostility to Saudi-Arabia and openly plunder their-money.


When Khamenei gives advice to Arabs

Friday, November 22, 2019 – In a speech on Friday in Tehran, while receiving the leaders of the three Iranian authorities and the participants in the Islamic Unity Conference, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said that the United States “does not hide their hostility to Saudi Arabia and openly plunder their money”, thus calling on the Saudi kingdom to accept this as an established fact.

America is not only an enemy of his country, but of all the countries of the Islamic world, says Khamenei. “The reason for the hostility of the United States is the Islamic identity of these countries,” Khamenei said, adding that Americans “oppose notions and conceptions of Islam. They are mostly enemies of the Islamic Republic.”

Iran’s leaders keep talking about the desire to cooperate with neighboring Arab countries to maintain security and stability in the Gulf region, away from the big powers. They are eager to avoid any tension that could trigger a military conflict in the Gulf region.

Therefore, it is necessary to build trust on a clear and precise basis that takes into account all the elements of tension and disagreement between the GCC countries and Iran in recent years.

Articulating relations in accordance with the rules of international law and the United Nations Charter is very essential.

By violating all international laws, norms and conventions and principles as vital to international security and stability as good neighborliness and non-interference, Iran remains a source of regional tension.

In all fairness, US positions and policies are not the fundamental variable of the differences between the Gulf and Iran.

The United States also does not want the GCC to wage war against Iran. Indeed, the Trump administration’s inaction and hesitation in the face of Iran’s repeated attacks has been criticized and surprised by observers who are aware of the special nature of the US-GCC strategic relationship.

In this context, Khamenei’s words seem rather like a maneuver of confusion and deliberate deception. Iran’s Supreme Leader speaks of GCC’s relations with the United States as “in a state of hostility.”

In order to create a climate of confusion, he asks the question: “Is not it hostile to say quite frankly that the Saudis have only money and we have to plunder them?” President Trump uses this approach with all US allies, not one country.

To call this treatment hostile is to say that the United States is in a state of hostility towards Japan and South Korea.

Foreign Policy recently reported that President Donald Trump has asked Japan to quadruple what it pays to cover the costs of the continued presence of US troops on its territory. The magazine cited former US officials who said the decision was part of the administration’s campaign to ensure that its allies pay more for their defense.

According to the magazine, Washington wants to increase the amount paid annually by Tokyo to US troops in Japan, which is expected to increase from about $ 2 billion to nearly $ 8 billion.

The Trump administration also demands that South Korea, which hosts 28,500 US troops, pay five times more than it currently pays, according to the magazine.

I can not imagine that Iran’s Supreme Leader can not distinguish between the short-term tactics of the Trump administration and long-term US strategies. The Iranian regime is well aware of these differences, but we want to give the impression that the mullahs are more concerned with stability than the American ally.

This is refuted by the facts and the Iranian behavior itself. The attack on the Saudi Aramco oil installations in Abqaiq and Khurais is a recent example.

“Is there more hostility than that? This is an overt hostility to the country and the people,” Khamenei said, referring to President Trump’s remarks about Saudi Arabia’s arms sales.

How to trust the intentions of Iran, whose leaders boast of occupying four Arab capitals? They still speak on different occasions in a language peculiar to colonial empires.

A few days ago, Major General Hossein Mortazavi, commander of the Revolutionary Guards, made this statement: “The Iranians have crossed the Mediterranean coast only twice, the first under Cyrus and the second at the time under the direction of Imam Khamenei. All Muslims are proud of it.”

Personally, I do not see how Muslims can be proud of what the Iranian mullahs have done to reach the Mediterranean coast. We all know their attacks on state sovereignty and the practices that provoked Shiites and Sunnis in those countries. Similarly, much is known about Iran’s interference in Yemen, in the internal affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain and elsewhere.

How can the Arabs feel that the mullahs of Iran are closer to them than any other international ally, be it the United States or other?

By Dr. salem alketbi

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