Iran accuses archrival Saudi Arabia of promoting poverty, terrorism in Middle East

December 27, 2015 10:00 AM

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TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has accused archrival Saudi Arabia of promoting poverty and terrorism by continuing to bomb Yemen and supporting armed rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad in Syria.

Addressing a conference in Tehran, Rouhani suggested that destroying Syria won't strengthen Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, a reference to governments supporting the anti-Assad rebels.

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