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Saudi Arabia Calls for Int’l Deal Stopping Iran from Acquiring Nukes

Saudi Arabia Calls for Int’l Deal Stopping Iran from Acquiring Nukes

Tuesday, 22 October, 2019 - 13:30
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques chairs Tuesday's cabinet session. SPA
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The Saudi cabinet discussed on Tuesday the importance of having a comprehensive international agreement that prevents Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons in any way and stops it from financing its terrorist activities in the region.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, chaired the cabinet and briefed it on the result of his meetings with the visiting Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

The cabinet welcomed the establishment of a joint Saudi-Palestinian economic committee and a business council.

The cabinet also discussed the closing statement of a meeting held in Bahrain on Monday by the representatives of more than 60 countries, including the Gulf Cooperation Council and Western states, on maritime security.

They had a unified stance against attacks on the Kingdom, considering them a direct challenge to the global economy and the international community.

The participants expressed full support for the Kingdom’s efforts in dealing with such criminal activities, and its legitimate right along with its partners in defending itself and deterring any possible future attacks in line with international law.

The discussions of the Saudi cabinet touched on the meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) interior ministers held in the Omani capital Muscat last week.

The ministers condemned the mid-September sabotage attacks on Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais.

They expressed GCC’s solidarity with the Kingdom and all the measures it has taken to protect its security and stability, and to defend its interests.

The interior ministers also stressed the importance of joint security to guarantee freedom of international navigation in the Arabian Gulf.

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