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They're both pretty horrible theocracies. Both responsible for terrorism.
Iran by its hardware: guns and funds. For Hamas and Hezbollah.
Saudi by its software: money, mosques and madrassas. Across the world including in our own dear west.
As Trump spoke, the Iranians were just coming out of an election where they'd overwhelmingly voted for a "moderate", or what passes for a moderate in the Muslim world.
So, why cane only Iran, and why praise only Saudi.
Why not a bit of grief for Saudi? Sure, it's hard to criticise a host. But still...
Both of them -- Saudi and Iran -- need carrots and sticks. They need the US, and the west, more than we need them.