The Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammad Najib Razak said his country stands in solidarity with Riyadh on its efforts to achieve peace and security in the world and added that the strengthening of Saudi Arabian – Malaysian cooperation aims to guarantee peace and security in the Muslim world.
Abdul Razak, who is on a visit to Saudi Arabia, said that the Malaysian army is participating in the “Thunder of the North” military exercise with 20 brother countries. He added that ninety members of excellent military cadres arrived in northern Saudi Arabia with their weapons and two aircraft. Abdul Razak said in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat on the eve of his meeting with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz that “Iran’s setting fire to the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad is unacceptable and we condemn these acts”.
Abdul Razak also said that military action and foreign interference in Syria may complicate matters. He continued by saying that Russian military intervention will not lead to a solution to the conflict and pointed out that ISIS has targeted Malaysian citizens; around 70 people were lured to conflict zones in Iraq and Syria including seven citizens who were killed there.