Saudi Arabia Calls for Continued Pressure on Iran

Wednesday, 24 April, 2019 - 04:30
Riyadh - Asharq Al-Awsat

Saudi Arabia reiterated on Tuesday its support for the US administration in its efforts to stopping Iran’s destabilizing policies and its backing for terrorist groups.

The Saudi cabinet chaired by King Salman bin Abdulaziz stressed the Kingdom’s policy to stabilize the global oil market in the larger interests of oil producers and consumers and to ensure the growth and stability of the world economy.

Cabinet members also expressed their appreciation to Saudi security forces for thwarting an attack on an intelligence center in Zulfi province, north of Riyadh, and arresting the suspects.

It strongly condemned terrorist attacks that killed hundreds of people in four countries.

The cabinet highlighted attacks in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Somalia and Afghanistan, saying the Kingdom stands in solidarity with all countries against violence and terrorism.

The attacks are a threat to international security and stability, it said.

The cabinet also lauded Saudi Arabia and the UAE for offering $3 billion in aid to Sudan, including a $500 million deposit in the country’s Central Bank.

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