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Saudi Arabia Asks Int’l Community Not to Ignore Iran’s Threat

Saudi Arabia Asks Int’l Community Not to Ignore Iran’s Threat

Thursday, 2 July, 2020 - 10:45
Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United Nations Abdallah Al-Mouallimi. Asharq Al-Awsat
New York - Ali Barada

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United Nations Abdallah Al-Mouallimi has told the Security Council that it expects it to extend an arms embargo on Iran over its regime’s role in destabilizing the region.


In a videoconference in New York, he called for “not giving Iran the chance to have a more destructive behavior.”


The diplomat said Wednesday there are ongoing contacts with Russia and China, which have rejected a resolution drafted by the United States to extend the arms embargo that is set to expire on October 18.


He hoped that both Moscow and Beijing would change their positions for the sake of regional and international stability.


The Saudi Foreign Ministry welcomed on Tuesday a report submitted by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the Security Council in which he confirmed Iran’s direct complicity and responsibility in sabotage attacks that targeted Aramco’s Abqaiq and Khurais oil facilities last year.


Al-Mouallimi warned that if the arms embargo expired, then Iran would improve its weapons exports to its proxies in the region.


“Iran does not only constitute a threat to regional stability, but international stability as well,” he said.


Saudi Arabia is working with its international partners to end Iran’s threat to the international community, he added.


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