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Saudi Arabia: Turkish Aggression against Syria Threatens Regional Security, Peace

Saudi Arabia: Turkish Aggression against Syria Threatens Regional Security, Peace

Tuesday, 15 October, 2019 - 17:00
Saudi King Salman chairs a cabinet meeting in Riyadh. (SPA)
Asharq Al-Awsat
The Saudi cabinet renewed on Tuesday the Kingdom’s condemnation of Turkey’s military operation in northeastern Syria.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the cabinet meeting in Riyadh.

The cabinet stressed that Ankara’s incursion threatens regional security and peace, citing Saturday’s Arab League foreign ministers emergency meeting that called on the United Nations Security Council to take the necessary measures to end Turkey’s aggression.

The attack is a flagrant violation of the UN Charter and Security Council resolutions that call for preserving the territorial integrity of Syria, it continued.

It underlined the need to turn to the political course as the only way to resolve the conflict in a way that achieves the security of Syria and neighboring countries.

King Salman briefed the ministers on the discussions he held on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Riyadh. He expressed his appreciation to Russia over its effective role in the region and world. He stressed that Saudi Arabia is keen on constantly working with Russia towards securing peace and stability, combating extremism and bolstering economic growth.

The cabinet hailed the agreements signed between Riyadh and Moscow, saying they mark a new phase of cooperation in several development sectors in order to achieve mutual interests.

It also highlighted the official talks Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, held with Putin.

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