Iran says ready to work with Saudis to build strong region, end US conceit

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran is prepared to cooperate with Saudi Arabia in order to build a strong region together and put an end to the US humiliation of regional countries.

“President Trump repeatedly humiliates the Saudis by saying they can’t last 2 weeks without his support,” Zarif said in a Thursday tweet.

“This is the recompense for the delusion that one’s security can be outsourced. We again extend our hand to our neighbors: let’s build a “strong region”, and stop this conceit,” the Iranian top diplomat added.

Zarif made the comments in reaction to Tuesday remarks by US President Donald Trump, who said he had warned Saudi Arabia’s King Salman he would not last in power “for two weeks” without the US military support.

“We protect Saudi Arabia. Would you say they’re rich. And I love the King, King Salman. But I said ‘King — we’re protecting you — you might not be there for two weeks without us — you have to pay for your military,'” Trump said to cheers at a rally in Southaven, Mississippi.

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