Arab and Muslim leaders expressed on Sunday, solidarity with Saudi Arabia, affirming its leading role in establishing security, stability, peace and enhancing economic cooperation in the region and the world.
These stances come on the heels of the systematic media campaign, which carries false accusations to undermine the reputation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its international standing on the backdrop of the disappearance of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Turkey on October, 2.
The Arab League
An official source at the Arab League has confirmed the league’s rejection of any threat or attempts to impose sanctions, or using political pressures on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomed the statement by the official Saudi source, who affirmed Saudi Arabia's total rejection of “any threats and attempts to undermine them, whether by threatening economic sanctions, using political pressure or repeating false accusations that will not harm the Kingdom and its staunch and Arab stances.”
The Jordanian government has affirmed the central role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its leading role in establishing security, stability and peace and enhancing economic cooperation in the region and the world.
Information Minister Jumana Ghunaimat said in a press statement today that Jordan stands with Saudi Arabia in the face of any rumors and campaigns aimed at it without relying on facts.
She stressed Jordan’s support for the Saudi position on the necessity of giving reason and wisdom to the search for the truth, stressing the strong strategic relations between the two kingdoms and Jordan’s rejection of any targeting of the Kingdom and its role and status in the Arab and Islamic worlds and the world as a whole.
United Arab Emirates
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, affirmed the solidarity of the United Arab Emirates with Saudi Arabia against anyone trying to compromise its position and its regional status.
He expressed the UAE’s total rejection of all attempts that would harm Saudi Arabia’s fundamental role in establishing regional security and peace and the kingdom’s Arab, Islamic and international reputation.
He expressed his deep appreciation for the high standing and leadership of Saudi Arabia; praised its position as a major force to ensure the security and stability of the Arab and Islamic worlds and the region as a whole and praised its positive role in all its initiatives and constructive policies that contribute to regional and international security and development.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed that the UAE’s stance on the side of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in good and bad stems from the bonds of sincere brotherhood and deep-rooted affection, stressing that the politicized and vicious campaign against the Kingdom ignores the rational and constructive orientations of the Kingdom’s policies and that this incitement and coordination among the parties to this campaign will not succeed and will not be able to undermine the central position of the Kingdom in the region and its main role in the axis of rationality and moderation.
The Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt Ahmed Hafez said “Egypt also warns against trying to exploit this issue (Jamal Khashoggi’s case) politically against Saudi Arabia on arbitrary charges, and affirms its support for the Kingdom in its efforts and positions to deal with this event.”
The Arab Parliament
The Speaker of the Arab Parliament Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami has affirmed his full solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against the systematic media campaign, which carries false accusations to undermine the reputation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its international standing on the backdrop of the disappearance of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi.
In a statement issued today, the speaker said that all the media must adhere to professionalism, take responsibility, play a positive role, verify the facts, wait for the results of the investigation, and not follow the malicious plans of the enemies that aims at undermining the reputation and status of a major Arab state.
At the same time, the speaker praised the role of responsible media to contribute to the transfer of facts as they are.
The Speaker of the Arab Parliament also highly praised Saudi Arabia’s keenness to reveal the truth and set up a joint Saudi-Turkish team of specialists to investigate the circumstances of the disappearance of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.
Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri expressed his solidarity with Saudi Arabia in the face of the campaigns that target it.
“The position occupied by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Arab and international societies puts it in the ranks of the central countries entrusted with the stability of the region and in support of Arab issues,” he said in a press statement.
He added that the campaigns against it constitute a breach of this stability and a rejected call to drag the region towards further negative developments.
The Sultanate of Oman
The Sultanate of Oman has confirmed its support for the efforts of Saudi Arabia to clarify the truth regarding the disappearance of the Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi, calling for verification before issuing any judgements.
The Sultanate’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement, “Based on the strong brotherly relations between the Sultanate and its sister Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Sultanate has followed with interest the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia. The Sultanate supports the Kingdom in its efforts to clarify the truth, and verification before any hasty, prior judgments are made.”
The Republic of Yemen affirmed its stance and full solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against all those who attempt to undermine it, declaring its total rejection of any attempt to breach the sovereignty and position of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Republic of Djibouti expressed its full solidarity with the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against all those who seek to undermine it and to deprive it of its sovereignty and high status which is the cornerstone of the security and stability of the Arab and Islamic worlds.
The Republic of Djibouti condemned the media campaign against Saudi Arabia and at the same time reiterated its firm stand on the kingdom’s policies and its efforts to consolidate peace and promote prosperity at the regional and international levels.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday expressed his appreciation of “the firm stand taken by Saudi Arabia, which has always stood by our just causes and the rights of our people.”
Kingdom of Bahrain
Bahrain reaffirmed in a statement on Sunday its solidarity with Saudi Arabia against those who try to undermine or harm it. Bahrain strongly rejected any attempts to undermine the kingdom’s policies, standing and sovereignty and expressed its respect for the high status of Saudi Arabia.