Iran’s growing influence in the Middle East region has infuriated US President Donald Trump and that explains some of his radical decisions over the past few weeks, says an Islamic scholar in Washington.
Muhammad al-Asi, the Imam of Washington Islamic Center, said Wednesday that Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital as well as his recent threats to cut off aid to Palestine are all examples of his grudge against Iran.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Trump said he would cut aid to the Palestinian Authority, claiming that the peace process brokered by Washington was taking too long.
Arguing that the new threat was just an extension of the previous series of failed US policies, Asi said Washington and its allies in Saudi Arabia and Israel were frustrated with their constant defeats across the region, be it Syria, Iraq, Lebanon or Yemen.
“Trump’s words that he was going to cut off the financial assistance…