Ahmadinejad to Saudi Arabia: You Should Learn a Lesson From Saddam Hussein’s Fate
Iranian regime supporters held a protest today at the Saudi Embassy in Tehran. The regime is outraged that Saudi Arabia sent troops to Bahrain to quash the Shia uprising in the Sunni-led kingdom. (ISNA)
Iranian regime President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Saudi Arabia today that it should learn a lesson from Saddam Hussein’s fate. The Iranian leader was pointing to what he believes was American betrayal of the former Iraqi dictator.
Mehr News reported:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has warned the countries that have sent troops to Bahrain about the consequences of their actions and said they should learn a lesson from Saddam Hussein’s fate.
Saudi Arabia and some other Persian Gulf states have sent troops to Bahrain at the request of the small kingdom to crack down on anti-government demonstrations.
Commenting on the U.S.-backed deployment of Saudi troops in Bahrain, Ahmadinejad said, “In the past, there were countries in the region that sent troops to a neighboring country (Iraq) and (they) should learn a lesson from Saddam’s fate.”
“The U.S. is not a loyal friend to you” (certain regional leaders) and it betrayed all its friends like Saddam, he told reporters following a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
The United States and certain other countries provided Saddam with various weapons, but they themselves fought against Saddam in order to maintain their interests, he added.
He went on to say that the massacre of Bahrainis will be an indelible, ignominious mark on the record of the United States.
Ahmadinejad said, “Don’t you want to rule? If (you) pressure the majority of the people, who do you want to govern?”
Such brutal actions will have no result, he said, adding that the demands of the people should be addressed.
Iranian regime supporters threw rocks at the Saudi Embassy in Tehran today. (ISNA)