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Iran will protect "oppressed" people in the region -Khamenei

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 00:46

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Iran will help ''oppressed'' people in the region as much as it can, ratcheting up his rhetoric against regional rival Saudi Arabia. Pavithra George reports.

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says he will help oppressed people in the region as he steps up his rhetoric against regional rival Saudi Arabia. State news agency IRNA quoted Khamenei vowing to protect residents in Yemen, Bahrain and the State of Palestine who he described as "oppressed", during an address to Iranian leaders and diplomats from the Muslim world. Khamenei also denounced Saudi Arabia for its role leading a coalition of Sunni-ruled Arab states against Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels who are allied to Iran. Khamenei's comments come just two days after Gulf Arab leaders met with Obama at Camp David to express their concern that Iran was trying to expand its influence in the region.

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Iran will protect "oppressed" people in the region -Khamenei

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 00:46