US 'milking' Saudi Arabia through defence deals: Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Sunday that the United States may be 'milking' Saudi Arabia of USD 480 billion after Washington signed major deals with Tehran's Gulf rival.

FP Staff May 22, 2017 06:54:14 IST
US 'milking' Saudi Arabia through defence deals: Iran

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Sunday that the United States may be "milking" Saudi Arabia of $480 billion after Washington signed major deals with Tehran's Gulf rival.

"Iran — fresh from real elections — attacked by @POTUS in that bastion of democracy & moderation. Foreign Policy or simply milking KSA of $480B?" Zarif tweeted.

It was the first Iranian reaction to US President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, and comes after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's re-election to a second term.

With inputs from AFP

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