Saudi FM to Iran, Qatar: Enough is enough

Al-Jubeir added that the Iran-backed Houthi militia have caused a famine in Yemen. (AP)

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said in a speech before the European Parliament in Brussels that the current nuclear agreement is not enough to modify Iran’s behavior.

“We believe that the sunset provision that allows Iran to enrich as much as it wants eight or ten years from today is very dangerous because Iran could theoretically have 50,000 or 60,000 centrifuges it will be able to enrich enough uranium for a nuclear bomb within weeks,” he said.

“We say to Iran enough, the (1979) revolution is over,” he added

Al-Jubeir added that the Iran-backed Houthi militia have caused a famine in Yemen and planted mines everywhere, blocking food and water from reaching cities and rural areas under Houthi control.

He also reaffirmed that the militia is receiving ballistic missiles from Iran. But he added that the Houthis will resort to negotiations at some point as it is “the only solution”.

Al-Jubeir said that Saudi Arabia has welcomed more than one million refugees, as well as provide them with jobs.

He also said that the kingdom is working to support Iraq in every way to guarantee that ISIS does not return to the country. He expressed his worry that the extremist group will, however, expand along the Libyan coast.

Al-Jubeir also spoke about relations with Qatar, saying that they may improve, provided that Qatar stops funding and supporting terrorism.

“Our policy towards Qatar is very simple. We say no to terrorism, no to terror financing, no to spreading hate and extremism and no to the interfering in the affairs of other countries,” al-Jubeir said.


“I think every single man and woman in this room would agree with these principles,” he added. 

Last Update: Friday, 23 February 2018 KSA 18:13 - GMT 15:13

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