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US complains about Iran’s missiles yet the influx of American weapons is “making our region ready to explode” – Iranian FM

US complains about Iran’s missiles yet the influx of American weapons is “making our region ready to explode” – Iranian FM

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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Monday that if President Donald Trump truly wants to engage in good-faith negotiations over Iran’s ballistic missile program, his administration must stop selling tens of billions of dollars in weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and other U.S. allies in the Middle East. Zarif, who is in New York on United Nations business, told NBC’s Lester Holt that the influx of American weapons is “making our region ready to explode.” “If you want to discuss ballistic missiles, then we need to discuss the amount of weapons that are sold to our region,” said Zarif. “Last year, Iran spent $16 billion altogether on its military. We have a 82 million population… The United Arab Emirates, with a million population, spent $22 billion. Saudi Arabia — with less than half of our population — spent $67 billion, most of them are American [arms].”
Source: US complains about Iran’s missiles yet the influx of American weapons is “making our region ready to explode” – Iranian FM

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