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Jubeir: Saudi Arabia’s Sovereignty a Red Line

Jubeir: Saudi Arabia’s Sovereignty a Red Line

Friday, 18 January, 2019 - 07:15
FILE: Adel Al-Jubeir November 16, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
Abu Dhabi - Asharq Al-Awsat
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir has stated that the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a red line, and no country will be allowed to threaten it.

War in Yemen was imposed on the Arab Coalition member states following the coup staged by the Houthi militias, he stressed.

"No one more resolute on Yemen’s security, and stability than the Arab Coalition," he said.

Jubeir added that the international community has to realize that the humanitarian crisis in Yemen was triggered by the Houthi militias, and stressed that the UAE is providing unprecedented aid to Yemen.

His statements were made during a lecture he delivered at the headquarters of the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), which was attended by Bernardino Leon Director General of EDA, Mariam Al Mahmoud, Acting Deputy Director-General of EDA, and officials from the Saudi embassy, along with the academy’s teachers and students.

"Major powers know the purpose of the conflict in Yemen, and they know that the Houthi militias have not committed to any conventions and do not seek security and stability in Yemen," he further added.

Jubeir also pointed out that Saudi Arabia and the UAE have exerted considerable efforts to make the Sweden talks between Yemeni parties succeed, noting that they are looking forward to implementing the agreement’s provisions and advancing to the next phase, to achieve security and stability in Yemen.

Regarding Saudi-Emirati relations, Jubeir stressed that the two countries have strong and unique ties and aim to develop these ties to unprecedented levels while explaining that the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council aims to achieve this objective.

Jubeir further highlighted Iran's support for terrorism and continued meddling in the affairs of other countries, including its support for terrorist groups, like Hezbollah and the Houthi militias. There are challenges related to social media and rumors ensuing from this technology – there are also challenges related to climate and environment.

Responding to a question on what he has learned from late Saudi Arabia's former Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, he answered that he learned patience and how to put oneself in others’ shoes, in addition to reading and advancing preparation.

Bernardino Leon, in his inaugural speech, affirmed that Jubeir is an idol of serious work and ability to represent his country in all stances – he also respects his promises.

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