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Saudi Arabia: Iran has used lifting of sanctions to destabilize the region

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The Political Coordinator of the Saudi Mission in the United Nations, spokeswoman Manal Hassan Radwan, in her speech on Wednesday, during a meeting of the Security Council on the Middle East that Iran has taken advantage of lifting sanctions to destabilize the region.

Saudi Arabia’s delegate at the United Nations also spoke on the kingdom's position on Palestine, Syria and Trump’s recent decision on the Iranian nuclear deal.

On Palestine, Saudi Arabia said that Israeli occupation’s settlement expansion impedes the peace process and that Israeli measures of Israeli occupation in Palestine must be addressed.

With the Syrian file, Radwan said: “We welcome cooperation between Washington and Jordan to reduce the escalation of southern Syria”.