Israel and Iran endanger security and peace in Middle-East, says Saudi Ambassador to UN


New York — Saudi Ambassador on Tuesday said that Israel and Iran are the two principal entities responsible for endangering security and peace in the region, at the UN’s Security Council session on peace and security in the Middle East.

Abdullah Al-Muallami, permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to United Nations made the remarks that Israel has continued provocations, the latest of which was the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the attack on its sanctity on the day of Eid Al-Adha, “an attack we condemn in the strongest terms,” he is quoted by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

He added that, Saudi Arabia has affirmed its commitment to the principles of international law and its support for all that can help bring security, stability and peace to the countries of the region.

About the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Al-Muallami said that the entire world has recognized the imperative of the two-state solution but Israel continues to procrastinate in implementing relevant UN resolutions and also it refrains from recognizing the national historical rights of the people of Palestine.

Al-Muallami appealed the Security Council to reaffirm by all means the fundamental principles of international relations and to reject occupation, violence, oppression, incitement and sedition by Israel and Iran, which provoke unrest in the Middle East.

“The Kingdom always seeks to extend cooperation and commitment to dialogue in order to solve problems through peaceful means, but at the same time stresses that the calls for dialogue should be consistent with the cessation of threats and interference in internal affairs and hostilities such as attacks on diplomatic missions and attempts of assassinating diplomats, cyber-attacks on infrastructure, propaganda campaigns, fueling strife and sectarianism and supporting and sponsoring militias and terrorist organizations,” he stressed.

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