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23 May 2024

GCC for resolution at UN condemning Iran

By Wam

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al Jubeir and GCC Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani held a joint press conference at King Salman Air Base Airport on Saturday following the conclusion of the 42nd extraordinary meeting of the GCC Ministerial Council.

Al Jubeir said Saudi Arabia and the GCC countries are working on formulating a resolution at the UN Security Council condemning the Iranian aggression, adding: "We are working with the international community to clarify the true image of Iran."

Saudi Press Agency quoted Al Jubeir as saying: "The GCC Ministerial Council extensively discussed the Iranian attack on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and its Consulate in Mashhad as well as Iran's aggressive policies in the region and its ongoing interventions in the affairs of the region's countries which aim at destabilizing their security and stability."

He added that the GCC Foreign Ministers had concluded a unified view regarding the recent aggression on the Saudi diplomatic mission in Iran.

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Arab League will "take the proper stance towards the Iranian aggression," Al Jubeir said.

He also said Iran has a copious record of blatant aggression on embassies, and interference in the internal affairs of its neighbors. Iran has to choose, either the logic of a state or that of a revolution.

Al Jubeir said they would carry on with efforts seeking a political solution to the Syrian crisis in accordance with Geneva I, adding that they are committed to supporting the legitimate government in Yemen, stating that Iran still supports the Houthi militants in the country.

Dr. Al Zayani said the GCC stance is obvious, and the issue will be discussed in Cairo on Sunday.