Rapprochement with Latin America ‘isolates Iran’
Saudi FM Adel al-Jubeir said South America has always supported Arab causes ahead of a multi-lateral summit in Riyadh
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Arab countries’ rapprochement with South American countries will increase Iran’s isolation in the world ahead of a Latin America-Arab world summit in Riyadh on Tuesday.
Prior to the Summit of the Arab and South American countries, Jubeir told Al Arabiya News Channel that South American countries have always supported Arab causes, adding that “Iran seeks to establish relations with these countries due to its weak international stance and because it does not have many friends across the world.”
Jubeir added Tehran has become “weak” and “seeks to gain favor from any country.”
Meanwhile, Bahraini FM Sheikh Khaled al-Khalifa called on Iran to stop interfering in Arab countries’ affairs.
“If Tehran wants good relations with Arab countries, it must stop meddling in their affairs,” Khalifa said, adding that Arab countries must defend themselves against these interferences and that this role is being carried out upon the leadership of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
Riyad al-Maliki, the Palestinian FM, commented on the summit and told Al Arabiya that Arab foreign ministers participating in the summit in Riyadh were informed of the circumstances of the current Palestinian developments.
“A proposal was suggested on ministers and approved. It includes a number of measures such as heading to the U.N. Security Council and demanding international protection for the Palestinians,” he said.
This article is also available in Arabic.