Iran got a mouthful in the United Nations General Assembly from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman who is now 85-year-old but has left the day-to-day running of affairs to his 35-year-old son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
King Salman, hunched and doddering, slammed Iran in particular as he denounced the “forces of extremism and chaos” in the Middle East.
“The kingdom’s hands were extended to Iran in peace with a positive and open attitude over the past decades, but to no avail,” the King said. He accused Iran of being untruthful on its nuclear activities, supporting the Houthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen and targeting Saudi oil facilities with missiles.
“Our experience with the Iranian regime has taught us that partial solutions and appeasement did not stop its threats to international piece and security,” the king said.
King Salman also didn’t forget to mention the donation of his kingdom to humanitarian causes. He said it totalled more than $86 billion to 81 countries over the past three decades.