Tehran: Iran’s foremost leader has said Saudi Arabia’s alliance with America and Israel is “certainly a betrayal” of the Muslims.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said during a conference held in Tehran, the conference was attended by many parliamentary representatives from various Islamic countries on Tuesday, as reported by the statement published on his official website.
On the recent US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he said the Holy site was “undoubtedly” the capital of Palestine, adding that Washington’s move “would not bear results”.
According to the statement, Khamenei also blamed Saudi Arabia for assisting the United States and the “Zionists”.
Khamenei said, “this is certainly a betrayal of the Islamic Ummah and the Muslim World”.
“We are ready to adopt brotherly attitude even with those among the Muslim who once opposed Iran”, he expressed in the next part of his speech.
“The World of Islam has a huge population and number of facilities available to them and through it, we can generate power within the world and lead by unity”.
“Such brawling in the world of Islam must be barred and we should not allow that a safe haven is created for the Zionist rule”.
The foremost leader also slammed Trump for his explicit comments about Africa and Haiti, calling it as a “human rights” issue.
Provincial rivals Iran, the prime Shia Muslim power, and Sunni Muslim Arabia, a key partner of United States, are rivals for dominance in the Middle East where they support opposing sides in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon.
During a visit to Israel last year, United States President Donald Trump said, a collective concern about Iran was impelling many Arab states closer to Israel.
In November last year, Israeli cabinet minister said that Israel had hidden contacts with Saudi Arabia for the common concerns over Iran.