Khamenei: America targets the Middle East in fear of Islamic 'awakening'

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei slammed the US and Israel in a speech to Muslim leaders on Sunday at an international conference in Tehran. He accused the 'world’s arrogant powers' – which he said are led by 'the Great Satan' – of wilting in the face of a rising Islamic awakening in the Middle East. 'The Zionist regime is much weaker than before,' he claimed, pointing to what he said were Israeli defeats at the hands of Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006 and Palestinians in Gaza in 2009.

Rep. Adam Schiff: House Democrats will investigate Trump’s financial ties to Saudi Arabia as part of a ‘deep dive’ into the kingdom’s dealings

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Democrats will investigate President Donald Trump’s financial ties to Saudi Arabia as part of a 'deep dive' on the kingdom when majority control of the House changes hands in January, the lawmaker in line to become chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said in a Washington Post interview published Friday.