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Saudi Arabia welcomes UN report and US position on Iran’s hostile acts in region

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomed the report of the United Nations, which stressed that Iran’s hostile interventions and support for the Houthi terrorist militias with advanced and dangerous missile capabilities threaten the security and stability of the Kingdom and the region, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA)

The Kingdom also welcomed the American position announced by the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, and its condemnation of Iran’s hostile activities in supporting and arming terrorist groups, including Hezbollah and the Houthi terrorist organizations.

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The Kingdom reiterates its condemnation of the Iranian regime for its support of terrorist Houthi militias in their aggressive and terrorist practices and their coup against legitimacy, their destruction of state institutions, their brutal suppression of the brotherly Yemeni people, their looting of the Yemeni people’s capabilities, including humanitarian aid, and their seizure of oil imports to support and finance their terrorist campaign.

Iran’s actions constitute a flagrant violation of Security Council resolution 2216 and Security Council resolution 2231, which has disrupted the political process and prolonged the crisis in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia also condemns the Iranian regime for thet violations of international resolutions, including Security Council resolutions 1559 and 1701, which prohibit supplying weapons to any extra-state militias in Lebanon (under Chapter VII), as well as Security Council resolutions 2231 and 2216.

Call for immediate action

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia calls upon the international community to take immediate action to implement the above-mentioned Security Council resolutions and to hold the Iranian regime accountable for its aggressive actions.

The Kingdom reiterates the need to tighten the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism (UNVIM) to prevent the smuggling of weapons.

Saudi Arabia affirms its commitment to support the efforts of the UN envoy to Yemen, Ismaïl Ould Cheikh Ahmed, to reach a political solution in accordance with the three directives and supporting all relief and humanitarian operations to alleviate the suffering of the brotherly Yemeni people.

Col. Turki Al-Maliki's statement

The spokesperson of the Arab coalition in Yemen Col. Turki Al-Maliki said that the international community must stop Iran's excesses in the world asserting that the forces are committed to restoring legitimacy in Yemen despite Iranian interference.

The coalition spokesman said that Iran's intervention in Yemen is not limited to just ballistic missiles.

Iran must be held accountable for arms smuggling to the Houthis, he added.

He said that the coalition is looking with the United Nations to fill gaps in the verification and inspection mechanism to stop weapons coming into Yemen.