Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia\'s Crown Prince are seen during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, November 30, 2018. REUTERS

Iran's foreign minister invited US to end arms sales to Saddam's reincarnations, instead of skirting his country's defence capability.

Iran Press/Iran news: "For 8 YEARS, Saddam showered our cities with missiles & bombs provided by East & West. Meanwhile, NO ONE sold Iran any means of defense," Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet on Wednesday.

"We had no choice but building our own. Now they complain. Instead of skirting the issue, US must end arms sales to Saddam's reincarnations," he added according to Iran Press.

Earlier on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister said that if US President Donald Trump truly wants to engage in good-faith negotiations over Iran's ballistic missile program, his administration must stop selling tens of billions of dollars in weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and other U.S. allies in the Middle East.

The United States has struck at least $68.2bn worth of deals for firearms, bombs, weapons systems, and military training with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates since the start of their war in Yemen, according  to the data collected by arms trade watchdog Security Assistance Monitor (SAM).

The flood of US weaponry is fueling a conflict that has killed tens of thousands -- among them children on school buses and families fleeing violence -- and pushed millions more to the brink of famine.101

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