Via Twitter, Secretary Pompeo took exception to a statement by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and argued that while the U.S. has given billions in financial aid to the Palestinians, "Iran's morally corrupt regime provided hundreds of millions in aid to terrorists who endanger the Palestinians' lives and livelihoods". "If only the Ayatollah's regime didn't ban social media in Iran", Pompeo asserted, "maybe the Iranian people would know the truth about who really cares about Palestinians, and why the regime wastes the people's money on terrorists while they struggle". Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, fired back saying that the "Trump regime flip-flops are truly comical. One week its talking point is that we are 'squandering' our resources abroad, the next week it's that that we've not financially supported the Palestinians enough".
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