GCC Shoura members condemn targeting of Makkah; reject JASTA

The meeting rejected the US Congress-drafted JASTA as a flagrant violation of the bases and principles of international relations

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Speakers, presidents and chairmen of the GCC Shoura, representatives and national councils and assemblies expressed profound condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist act carried out by the Houthi militias against Makkah recently.

In a statement at the conclusion of their 10th session held in Manama on Wednesday, the parliamentary leaders said that tampering the security of Saudi Arabia and the feelings of Muslims is tampering the security and feelings of the GCC countries and their people, the Saudi Press Agency said.

They urged all countries, organizations, and commissions of the international community to take serious and effective steps to prevent a repetition of such terrorist acts in future on one hand and exert continuous effort to help the Arab Coalition efforts to bring about an end to the crisis in Yemen.

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In a separate statement, the meeting rejected the US Congress-drafted Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) as a flagrant violation of the bases and principles of international relations, particularly the principle of equality of sovereign immunity which is to be enjoyed by all sovereign states of the world.

The statement said any breach of this rule would constitute a threat to the world security and peace. It called on the US Congress to re-consider this decision and not to give the final okay for implementing it.

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