Israel, Iran endanger regional security: Saudi Arabia


Saudi Gazette report

Saudi Arabia has affirmed its commitment to the principles of international law and its support for all that can help bring security, stability and peace to the countries of the region.

“Israel and Iran are the two principal entities that are responsible for endangering security and peace in the region,” said Ambassador Abdullah Al-Muallami, permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations.

He made the remarks in a speech delivered at the Security Council session on peace and security in the Middle East, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

On the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, he said that the entire world has recognized the imperative of a two-state solution but Israel continues to procrastinate in implementing relevant UN resolutions, refrains from recognizing the national historical rights of the people of Palestine on its territory.

Israel has continued provocations, the latest of which was the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the attack on its sanctity on the day of Eid Al-Adha, “an attack we condemn in the strongest terms,” he said. Al-Muallami called on the Security Council to reaffirm by all means the fundamental principles of international relations and to reject occupation, violence, oppression, incitement and sedition by Israel and Iran, which provoke unrest in the Middle East.

The ambassador stressed that the Kingdom is always working to encourage development in the region, believing that comprehensive development in the Middle East is the way to stabilize the region and eliminate terrorism and alleviate conflicts.

“The Kingdom always seeks to extend cooperation and commitment to dialogue in order to solve problems through peaceful means, but at the same time stresses that the calls for dialogue should be consistent with the cessation of threats and interference in internal affairs and hostilities such as attacks on diplomatic missions and attempts of assassinating diplomats, cyber-attacks on infrastructure, propaganda campaigns, fueling strife and sectarianism and supporting and sponsoring militias and terrorist organizations,” he said while noting that without a practical cessation of these practices, any call for dialogue is just a facade and a tool to achieve the goals of expansion and domination.