Sunday, May 21, 2017

Saudi Arabia's King Salman Accuses Iran Of Being The Spearhead For Global Terrorism

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (right) and US President Donald Trump attend a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh (AFP Photo/BANDAR AL-JALOUD)

AFP: Saudi king slams Iran as 'spearhead of global terrorism'

Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday accused regional rival Shiite Iran of exporting extremist Islamic movements to the world and vowed to eliminate the Islamic State group.

"The Iranian regime has been the spearhead of global terrorism since the (Ayatollah Ruhollah) Khomeini revolution" in 1979, King Salman said in a speech to leaders including US President Donald Trump.

"We did not know terrorism and extremism until the Khomeini revolution reared its head," he said.

Saudi Arabia was also determined to "eliminate the Islamic State group", the king said of the Sunni Muslim jihadist organisation.

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