- Al-Mouallimi condemns Iran’s violation of Iraqi sovereignty.
NEW YORK: The Kingdom condemned Iran’s violation of Iraq sovereignty after two of its military bases were targeted, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, also told a Security Council session that the Kingdom was trying to keep Iraq from war so that its people could live safely and prosperously.
The Kingdom urged the international community to work to compel Iran to respect the sovereignty of states in the Middle East, to respect international laws and treaties, and to stop undermining regional and global security.
Saudi Arabia would, he added, stand with Iraq to overcome anything that threatened its security and stability.
Al-Mouallimi said the Gulf nation was keen since to maintain international security and peace, and to promote collective action under the UN umbrella, based on its firm belief in the principles and goals of the body, and its keenness to spread a peaceful message, prevent wars and conflicts, and maintain international peace and security.
He said: “We meet as the world today, more than ever, needs to maintain international peace and security and adhere to the UN Charter in light of the increasing and accelerating conflicts and tensions. This has not occurred in decades, especially in the Middle East and the Arabian Gulf region.”
We must work together to spare the world more conflicts and promote peace and to strengthen the role of multilateral diplomacy and mediation to resolve crises.
Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN
Al-Mouallimi said Saudi Arabia urged all countries to adhere to the UN Charter, in addition to urging the international community to carry out its responsibility toward this commitment, particularly regarding the necessity to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine and Arab lands, which violated UN principles and its charter.
Al-Mouallimi highlighted Saudi efforts in maintaining international peace and security, such as the establishment of the Council of Arab and African States bordering the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
This initiative came from the Kingdom’s faith in the importance of this council for enhancing cooperation, investment, and development among the countries of the region, in addition to helping maintain security and face challenges and threats.
Al-Mouallimi concluded his speech by saying that Saudi Arabia would spare no effort in working with the UN — the Security Council in particular — and the countries that believed in collective action.