Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, criticized the administration of US President Donald Trump for its inconsistent behavior, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that Iran does not do enough to support Palestine.
Zarif posted a tweet calling the Trump administration’s description of Iran’s regional role “truly comical,” outlining that while accusing Tehran of using its resources to finance terrorism in other countries, the White House is now suggesting that Iran isn’t putting enough money toward financial aid for Palestine, referencing Trump’s earlier tweet accusing Iran of “squandering on terrorism.”
The foreign minister’s reaction came after US State Secretary Mike Pompeo blasted Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Twitter, after Khamenei tweeted that he agreed with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Palestinian problems “should not be neglected even for a second.”
Pompeo accused Iran of being “morally corrupted,” by financing terrorism and donating only small amounts of money to United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which works in Palestine as a humanitarian aid organization.
Meanwhile, the US ordered some $25 million to be redirected from Palestinian hospitals in East Jerusalem as a part of a review of American aid to Palestine. The cuts came as a part of a Trump rethink of US assistance to Palestinians, begun earlier this year. As a result, over $200…