The spiritual leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said today that the United States strongly pushing Saudi Arabia to the beginning of another armed conflict with the Islamic Republic. "If these govt. officials gain some wisdom, they won't confront the Islamic Republic; but, if they stand against Iran, they will certainly suffer from defeat".
In remarks broadcast on state television, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reiterated longstanding calls for the United States to "leave" the Middle East, which he called Iran's home, and said any power seeking to challenge Iran would be defeated.
The Leader then decried the United States policy of countering the Islamic Republic by fomenting regional feud, adding, "The Americans are trying to pit the Saudis and some (other) regional countries against the Islamic Republic, while if they (Saudis) have any wisdom, they should not be deceived by the USA".
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The Republican Party had reportedly given assurances that it would not block Mr Pashinyan's bid for the PM's office. Student Laura Shahverdyan, 22, said the country was united in its demand that the Republican Party's rule must end.
"I think they would all agree that it's in everyone's best interests that the Gulf States all figure out how to be together", Pompeo told reporters after he left Saudi Arabia.
"Another plan is to provoke inexperienced rulers of the region to confront the Islamic Republic", Khamenei added.
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The camp has been under siege over the past few years at different times by Syrian forces, Islamic State and rebels. More than 5,000 civilians have fled the area in the face of intense shelling and aerial bombardment.
Qassemi maintained that Iran's support was based on "requests of their legitimate governments and in line with fighting terrorism in the region". "If these countries have any common sense, they will not engage in a conflict with Iran".
Yet on Monday, Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi hinted that Tehran might leave the agreement first, arguing that it is "no longer sustainable for Iran in its present form, without regard to a USA exit".
Pompeo met earlier with Saudi King Salman for about 15 minutes before heading directly to Israel, Iran's arch-enemy, for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In exchange, Iran received relief from sanctions, most of which were lifted in January 2016.
Canada stock markets shut down due to exchange issues -TMX
The exchange operator said that the current issues were being handled and that the market would resume normal functions on Monday. The Ontario Securities Commission, meanwhile, referred all questions regarding the outage back to the exchange.
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