By Cheryl K. Chumley
The Washington Times, May 22, 2017- Iran, reacting to President Donald Trump’s speech at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, called out the commander-in-chief for his blunt rhetoric and accused him of harming Tehran’s reputation in the Middle East.
Consider this your Monday morning laugh. You’re welcome.
“Once again, by his repetitive and baseless claims about Iran, the American president … tried to encourage the countries of the region to purchase more arms by spreading Iranophobia,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi, just a day after Trump visited Saudi Arabia and signed off on arms deals valued around $110 billion.
Why the upset?
Trump had called on Arab and Islamic leaders to join together and fight radical Islamism — and oh yes, mentioned how Iran has “fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terrors” for decades, Reuters reported.
Likely, that part didn’t sit well with Tehran.