Saudi cabinet condemns Aleppo massacres
The Cabinet reviewed various Arab and international efforts on the latest developments in the region
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet’s session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday.
The Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Adel bin Zaid Altoraifi said in a statement to Saudi Press Agency following the session that the Cabinet stressed the annual address of the king in inaugurating the works of the first year of the seventh session of the Shoura Council and its contents of the firm fundamentals with respect to the Kingdom’s internal and external policy, its aspirations for greater stability, prosperity, diversification of sources of income and raising the society’s productivity to achieve development to meet the needs of the present and preserve the right of future generations, and pursue the approach of cooperation with the international community to achieve world peace and promote interaction with peoples to consolidate the values of tolerance and joint coexistence.
The Cabinet reviewed various Arab and international efforts on the latest developments in the region, especially the heinous massacres being committed in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which are considered as war crimes against humanity, noting in this context the numerous contacts made by the Kingdom recently with regional and international active parties and sisterly and friendly states in which it expressed its positions and the importance of the immediate movement to stop these massacres.
The Cabinet expressed its strong condemnation of continuing brutal shelling of the city of Aleppo and what its innocent people are exposed to killing, siege, starvation, displacement and violation of their human rights, stressing the importance that United Nations Security Council should assume its responsibilities stipulated in the Charter of the United Nations, and its duties in maintaining international peace and security.