Saudi mulls additional measures at Iran

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir accused Iran on Saturday of beginning to escalate tensions. (File photo: Reuters)

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir accused Iran on Saturday of beginning to escalate tensions and said Riyadh is looking at additional measures to be taken if Tehran continued with its interference in the region, Al Arabiya News Channel.

Jubeir’s comments came in a press conference after an extraordinary meeting of the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), convened to discuss tensions with Iran after attacks on Saudi missions there.

“We are looking at additional measures to be taken if it (Iran) continues with its current policies,” Jubeir said.

Jubeir also accused Iran of arming the Houthi militia in Yemen, who are fighting the internationally recognized government of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Meanwhile, Zayani who denounced Iran’s continued occupation of UAE’s three islands, said the Gulf states had agreed on ways to confront Iranian interference in the region.

“The ministerial council strongly denounced these acts by Iran and stated that Iran carries the responsibility for these terrorist acts,” it said in a statement after an extraordinary called to discuss tensions.

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