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Khamenei lashes out at Trump, Saudis for anti-Tehran alliance

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Khamenei lashed out on against U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabias leaders for their new regional alliance against Tehran
Khamenei lashed out on against U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabias leaders for their new regional alliance against Tehran
Reuters, Jun 4, 2017-  Ali Khamenei lashed out on Sunday against U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's leaders for their new regional alliance against Tehran, saying it would bear no fruit.
Trump singled out Iran as a key source of funding and support for militant groups during his visit to Saudi Arabia in late May, two days after the Iranian election in which Hassan Rouhani won a second term.
During Trump's visit to Riyadh, the U.S. sealed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, Iran's regional arch-rival.
Khamenei called the visit a display of brazenness.
Khamenei accused Washington of double standards.
Saudi Arabia is leading a Sunni Arab coalition fighting the Iran-allied Houthis in Yemen, part of the same regional power struggle that is fuelling the war in Syria.
Rouhani championed a nuclear deal with the United States and five other major powers in 2015 that led to the lifting of most sanctions against Iran, in return for curbs on its nuclear program.
The landmark deal, however, has not led to normalization of ties between the two countries that Tehran hoped for.
Trump has frequently called the agreement "one of the worst deals ever signed" and said Washington would review it.
European countries, Russia and China have expressed concern that the Trump administration might withdraw from the deal.
"European leaders are now saying the Americans are not trustworthy. Imam Khomeini said the same thing more than 30 years ago," Khamenei said at the mausoleum of  Ruhollah Khomeini, marking the 1989 death of the founder of the Islamic Republic.

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