Saudi Arabia says international community must take a firm stand towards Iran

Saudi Arabia's King Salman chairs a Cabinet session meeting virtually. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet reiterated the Kingdom’s position that the international community must take a firm stand towards Iran, and deal seriously against its violations related to its nuclear program, the state news agency reported in a statement early on Wednesday.

During a Cabinet session chaired virtually by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, the Council of Ministers discussed the recent efforts undertaken by the Presidency of State Security and its employees in following up and tracking down terror elements in the Kingdom.

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“His Excellency Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi stated that the Council touched on a number of issues about the latest developments, on the regional and international arenas, reiterating the Kingdom’s affirmation during the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency that the international community should take a firm stance towards Iran and seriously deal with its violations related to its nuclear program,” read a statement on the Saudi Press Agency.

Saudi Arabia took down this month a terrorist cell that received training by the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) in Iran, arrested 10 individuals and seized weapons and explosives, the spokesman for the presidency of the State Security said on Monday.

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Saudi security authorities said weapons and explosives stored at a house and a farm were seized, but did not say where the raid or the arrests last week were carried out.

“Competent authorities at the presidency thwarted a terrorist cell... whose elements received military and field training on how to make explosives, at the Revolutionary Guard’s sites in Iran,” the kingdom’s State Security Presidency said late Monday.

“Security investigations revealed the elements’ identities as well as two sites used by the elements to store weapons and explosives,” it said in a statement carried on official media.

It said that among the items seized were improvised explosive devices (IEDs), dozens of stun guns, kilos of gunpowder and a variety of rifles and pistols.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 30 September 2020 KSA 04:27 - GMT 01:27
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