Pompeo slams Khamenei for hypocrisy over “Palestinian” aid funding

Pompeo said “that while the US has provided $6.3 billion in aid to support Palestinians since 1994, ‘Iran’s morally corrupt regime provided hundreds of millions in aid to terrorists who endanger the Palestinians’ lives and livelihoods.’ Pompeo went on to note that Iran had provided a sum of only $20,000 to UNRWA between 2008 and 2017.”

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

This is not surprising. The Islamic Republic was happy for the U.S. to fork over the jizya to the “Palestinians.” The obligation of the “People of the Book” to pay the jizya to the Muslims (cf. Qur’an 9:29) means that is the Infidel’s due to pay for the upkeep of the Muslims.

“Pompeo slams Khamenei for hypocrisy over Palestinian aid funding,” Times of Israel, September 8, 2018:

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday attacked Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei for his country’s record on aid to the Palestinians, saying the Islamic Republic provides support for terrorists while only donating small amounts of money to aid organizations.

On Friday, Khamenei tweeted at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying that the Palestinians “should not be neglected even for a second.” The message came after the two met in Tehran in the wake of a summit between the leaders of Turkey, Iran, and Russia to discuss the imminent offensive on the rebel stronghold of Idlib in Syria.

In response, the Trump administration’s top diplomat slammed Iran’s policies on the issue, stating that while the US has provided $6.3 billion in aid to support Palestinians since 1994, “Iran’s morally corrupt regime provided hundreds of millions in aid to terrorists who endanger the Palestinians’ lives and livelihoods.”

Pompeo went on to note that Iran had provided a sum of only $20,000 to UNRWA between 2008 and 2017.

In July US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Iran gave zero dollars to UNRWA in 2017….

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