Sunday, May 28, 2017

Iran calls Trump's Saudi visit 'theatrical'

In response to Trump's recent trip to Saudi Arabia, the president of Iran has claimed that his prescence will not improve political conditions or eliminate terrorism. President Hassan Rouhani stated that "you can't solve terrorism just by giving your people's money to a superpower", when referring to the $110 billion military deal devised between the United States and Saudi Arabia. The Iranian government argues that the United States has been a promulgator of "Iranophobia" and "warmongering" policy. This sentiment was proven when Trump singled out Iran during a speech to Arab Muslim leaders by saying "from Lebanon to Iraq to Yemen, Iran funds, arms, and trains terrorists, militias, and other extremist groups that spread destruction and chaos across the region." The future relations between Iran and the United States are unknown in a time of such political unpredictability that is the "Trump era". 

Sarah Obrist 

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