Khamenei: Iran will protect 'oppressed' people in the region

May 16, 2015 12:50

DUBAI - Iran will help oppressed people in the region as much as it can, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Saturday, ratcheting up his rhetoric against regional rival Saudi Arabia.

"Yemen, Bahrain and Palestine are oppressed, and we protect oppressed people as much as we can," state news agency IRNA quoted Khamenei as saying in an address to Iranian leaders and diplomats from the Islamic world.

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