Iran's supreme leader lambastes reports of Saudi government relations with Israel

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a harsh rebuke of Saudi Arabia on Monday for allegedly seeking better relations with Israel.

"Revelation of Saudi government’s relations with Zionist regime was stab in the back of Islamic Ummah," Khamenei posted on his Twitter account. In another message, he wrote: "Today, #Saudi government is in hands of unwise people, but close scrutiny shows US hands are behind all these issues."

Unconfirmed media reports said that common interests, such as a fear of Iran's nuclear program and Tehran's efforts to gain influence in the Middle East, have brought Riyadh and Jerusalem closer together.

A former Saudi general visited Israel last month and met with Israeli Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold and a number of lawmakers.

The reported warming of ties with Israel that brought criticism from Khamenei, was also condemned by Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Friday, who call it "currently the worst development in the Arab sphere."

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Isaias goldsmid

Thu, 04 Aug 2016

Nothing better to counteract the Iran's Nuclear Program then a Dimona type installation at Teeran's doorstep.

Tapp

Tue, 02 Aug 2016

The Ayatollah is twisted???? Better look in your own backyard mate!

Bruce J. Stringer

Mon, 01 Aug 2016

The enemy of my enemy.....

Edith Adler

Mon, 01 Aug 2016

Congratulations to the Saudis for knowing who is right and a friend

Grimey

Mon, 01 Aug 2016

Anything that Iran doesn't like must be good news for Israel.

Raymond Babcock

Mon, 01 Aug 2016

The Ayatollah is twisted. He rules Iran with a hand of iron. I do not support Saud Arab in shape or form. If the Saud government wants to have normal relationship with Israel. That for them to decide.

Count LF Chodkiewicz Chudzikiewicz

Mon, 01 Aug 2016

Good for the Saudis! The Mullahs in Iran have been murderous terrorists since the early 1900s.

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