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Min. Al Jubeir: KSA will not stand idly by Iran's aggressive policies
November 19, 2017.
Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir affirmed that Iran is the first sponsor of terrorism in the world, pointing out that this is not only the classification of the Kingdom but also the international community which has placed Iran under strict sanctions by the United Nations, the United States and a number of other countries.
In a press statement on the sidelines of the emergency meeting of the Council of the Arab League at the level of foreign ministers held in Cairo today, he called on the international community to confront the Iranian moves.
"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is grateful to the Arab countries that responded to its request to hold the extraordinary meeting to consider Iran's aggressive interference against Arab countries," he said.
"The kingdom has suffered a great deal and the Arab countries have suffered from Iranian interference since the Khomeini revolution in 1979," he said, adding that Iran had stormed embassies, kidnapped diplomats, planted terrorist cells and now created terrorist militias such as Houthi and Hezbollah.
Al-Jubair pointed out that Iran supported a terrorist operation in 1996 in Al-Khobar, and is also involved in the Riyadh bombings in 2003. Iran also hosts leaders of terrorist organizations.
He added, "Iran is violating Security Council resolutions 2216 and 2231 on preventing the handover of weapons to the rebel militia in Yemen and the smuggling of ballistic missiles."
He pointed out that Iran fired a ballistic missile through its agents in Yemen towards the city of Riyadh, which was intercepted, describing it as an act of terrorism and aggression against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
He stressed that the Kingdom has the right to reply in a timely manner, stressing that the Kingdom will not stand idly by towards the Iranian interventions in its affairs and in the Kingdom of Bahrain and its support for terrorism.
He pointed out that there are Iranian interventions in several countries in the region, including Lebanon, Kuwait, Bahrain, Yemen and Egypt, calling on Iran to stop its interference in the affairs of the countries of the region.
The Extraordinary Session of the Arab League Council at the level of Foreign Ministers began here today a meeting to discuss the Iranian threats undermining the Arab security and peace in addition to take the necessary measures.
Adel bin Ahmad Al-Jubeir, Minister of Foreign Affairs, led the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's delegation to the meeting.
The meeting is held at the request of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia supported by the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait.
The meeting is chaired by Djibouti's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mahmoud Ali Yousef, in participation of the Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abu Al-Ghait.
The event aims to discuss the threats posed by Iran against the Arab states in light of a draft resolution prepared by the Arab ministerial quartet on Iranian inference in the Arab affairs.
the committee discussed the Iranian threats against the Arab national security in light of the recent developments, including launching a ballistic missile by Houthi and Saleh militias towards Riyadh, and how to deal with the Iranian threats in the Arab region.
Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir stressed the importance of the rapid response of Arab countries to the request of Saudi Arabia to hold an extraordinary meeting to confront the dangers of Iranian interference in the affairs of Arab countries.
In his speech at the opening session of the Extraordinary Session of the Arab League at the level of Foreign Ministers, which opened here this evening, he said: "This response reflects the consideration of our countries of the grave dangers to the security and stability of our region as an inevitable result of the blatant violations of the Iranian regime in the internal affairs of the Arab countries in an attempt to destabilize their security and stability and stir up sectarian strife to create a division between our peoples and our countries. "
"The ballistic missile launched on my country's capital reflects the repeated Iranian attacks against the kingdom, which witnessed the launch of 80 Iranian ballistic missiles through its Houthi agent in Yemen, which was exposed to various cities in the Kingdom, and did not care about the Muslims' Qiblah by launching three ballistic missiles in a blatant attack on Islamic sanctities and a provocation to the feelings of Muslims around the world. "
"The silence on these brutal attacks of Iran through its agents in the region will not make any capital of an Arab country safe from these ballistic missiles," he said.
"Saudi Arabia will not stand idly against this blatant aggression and will not hesitate to defend its national security to preserve the security and safety of its people. We are all required to bear our national responsibilities and safeguard the security and stability of our countries to confront these aggressive Iranian policies towards us."