The Saudi government reiterated on Tuesday the Kingdom’s vehement condemnation of the cowardly terrorist attacks carried out by the Iran-backed Houthi militias.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman chaired the government meeting that was held virtually from Neom amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
The latest Houthi attack targeted a petroleum distribution station in Jeddah on Monday, drawing widespread regional and international condemnation.
The cabinet stressed that such terrorist attacks against vital installations not only strike at Saudi Arabia’s national capabilities, but the core of the global economy. It underscored the importance of confronting such attacks and the sides behind them.
The ministers renewed Saudi Arabia’s call on the International Atomic Energy Agency to continue to uncover Iran’s nonpeaceful nuclear activities and intensify its inspections inside the country to uncover a potential undeclared nuclear site.
King Salman expressed during the meeting his appreciation to world leaders for their effective participation at the G20 Leader Summit that was hosted by Riyadh over the weekend. He underlined Saudi Arabia’s regional and international standing and its pivotal role in the group and drive for more global cooperation and pursuit of collective solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
He also expressed his appreciation to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, for the closing statement at the summit. During his remarks, Crown Prince Mohammed highlighted Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 and its efforts to build a stronger and more sustainable world in wake of the major economic and social changes it is witnessing and as the Kingdom pursues its Vision 2030.
The cabinet then addressed the latest local and international developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts underway to ensure that Saudi Arabia will be among the first countries to receive a vaccine.
The ministers also stressed the Kingdom’s keenness on expanding cooperation with Iraq to bolster their common interests in all fields, hailing the reopening of the Arar border crossing between their countries.
On the Syrian conflict, they said the Kingdom supports the United Nations’ efforts to end the war and fight all terrorist organizations.