Get out of Arab lands: Al-Jubeir tells Iran

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir speaksat a World Economic Forum panel about the situation in the Middle East in Davos. — Courtesy WEF

Saudi Gazette report

DAVOS —Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said on Thursday that when Iran "returns to a normal state" then a restoration of ties with it is possible.

Jubeir, speaking at a World Economic Forum panel here about the situation in the Middle East, said the Kingdom was concerned about Iran’s “meddling” in Iraq’s internal affairs and that it takes its relationship with Baghdad “very seriously.”

“Iran is behind the Houthi militia missiles coming from Yemen that are targeting Saudi Arabia,” he said.

"They should take care of their people first, they should get out of Arab lands, and they should desist from continuing to be the chief sponsor of terrorism in the world," he told the audience in Davos.

On Libya, Al-Jubeir expressed concern about foreign meddling in the country, adding that Saudi Arabia is working with Arab and international countries to stabilize the situation there.

The panel was attended by President of Iraq Kurdistan Region Government Nechirvan Barzani, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Finance Fouad Hussein and Special Representative of UN Secretary General for Iraq Jeanine Plasschaert.

During the session, Al-Jubeir highlighted the Kingdom's role and efforts in supporting regional and international stability, as well as the developments in the region.