Saudi Arabia says it is following events in Iraq, calls for restraint

Burning debris is seen on a road near Baghdad International Airport, which according to Iraqi paramilitary groups were caused by three rockets hitting the airport in Iraq. (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia says it is closely following the events in Iraq and emphasizes the importance of self-restraint, Al Arabiya reports citing an official source.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is following the events in Iraq, which came as a result of the escalation of tensions and terrorist acts that it denounces and which the Kingdom warned in the past of its repercussions,” the official source was quoted as saying.

“With knowledge of the operations and threats to the security of the region and the threats posed by terrorist militias that require their cessation, the Kingdom, in light of the rapid developments, calls for the importance of self-restraint to ward off all that may lead to aggravating the situation with its unbearable consequences,” the source added.

The source also said that Saudi Arabia is calling on the international community to fulfill its responsibilities to take the necessary measures to ensure regional security and stability.

“Saudi Arabia’s statement on the events in Iraq confirms the Kingdom’s stance on the importance of keeping things calm in order to spare the countries in the region and their people the risks of escalation,” Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said.

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