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Saudi FM: Iran Greatest Source of Danger in Region

Saudi FM: Iran Greatest Source of Danger in Region

Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 - 11:30
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir meets his Belgian counterpart in Brussels. (SPA)

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir declared on Tuesday that the Kingdom is working on preventing Yemen from falling in the hands of Iran and Lebanon’s “Hezbollah.”

Iran is the greatest source of danger in the region due to its role in Lebanon, Yemen and Syria, he said during a joint press conference with his Belgian counterpart Didier Reynders.

Iran has supplied the Houthis in Yemen with rockets to target Saudi Arabia, he added from Brussels.

Moreover, Jubeir added that the Iran nuclear deal needed to be “improved” to prevent Tehran from enriching uranium.

Commenting on the Yemen crisis, the minister said that Saudi Arabia has hosted more than a million refugees.

In addition, Yemeni ports are ready to receive aid, but they are being looted by the Houthis, stated Jubeir.

For his part, Reynders announced: “We are seeking a political settlement in Yemen.”

On Iran, he remarked that the nuclear deal remains the best solution and its implementation is important.

He revealed that he will discuss with Iran the ballistic missiles file and wars in the region.

On Syria, he hoped that the regime would demonstrate a “real willingness” to hold negotiations.

Jubeir had held talks with Reynders on bilateral ties and cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Belgium.

Regional and international developments were also discussed.

Jubeir had held talks in Brussels on Monday with European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

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