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Saudi Arabia Welcomes UN Report Condemning Iran’s Hostile Acts

Saudi Arabia Welcomes UN Report Condemning Iran’s Hostile Acts

Thursday, 14 December, 2017 - 18:30
United Nations Security Council. (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia welcomed on Thursday a United Nations report that condemned hostile Iranian meddling in the region and its support of the Houthi terrorist militias in Yemen by providing them with advanced missiles that pose a threat to the Kingdom, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

It also welcomed the United States’ recent stance, voiced by its ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, in which it accused Iran of these hostile acts and of arming terrorist groups, including the Houthis and Lebanon’s “Hezbollah.”

Riyadh renewed its condemnation of the Iranian regime for backing the Houthis and their revolt against legitimate forces in Yemen, their destruction of state institutions and oppression of the Yemeni people.

It also condemned Iran for seizing humanitarian aid for the Yemeni people, as well as their oil resources, and employing them for their terrorist acts.

Furthermore, it slammed Tehran for threatening marine passages and Saudi territory through encouraging the Houthis to launch ballistic missiles against residential areas.

Such actions are a blatant violation of UN Security Council resolutions 2216 and 2231, added the Kingdom in its statement according to SPA.

Moreover, it held Iran responsible for the violation of Security Council resolutions 1559 and 1701 on Lebanon that bar the arming of any militias outside the authority of the Lebanese state.

The Kingdom therefore called on the international community to take the necessary and immediate measures to implement the abovementioned resolutions and hold Iran responsible for its actions.

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