Ambassador Al-Muallami affirmed the Kingdom’s commitment to peace as a strategic choice and not accepting any prejudice to the stability of the region.
The Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, Ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Muallami, affirmed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stands on a great legacy of principles and constants on which its foreign policy is based.
On top of which is the permanent trend towards peaceful solutions to disputes and preventing their escalation.
He stressed the Kingdom’s commitment to peace as a strategic choice, its interest and keenness on the unity, sovereignty and integrity of Arab lands, and not accepting any prejudice threatening the stability of the region.
This came in the Kingdom’s speech delivered by Ambassador Al-Mouallimi, to the UN Security Council at its session under the item “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian issue.”
Al-Mouallimi explained that the solution to the Palestinian issue constitutes the greatest challenges facing the region in order to achieve stability, security, prosperity and development. The destructive role that regional powers play in the region constitutes a serious threat to security and stability.
These forces seek, through their expansionist agenda, to extend their influence without being indifferent to the negative consequences of their hostile policies on the countries of the region, by supporting armed militias, terrorist groups and sectarian strife.
He also pointed out that without addressing these issues, the region will not be able to advance towards a better future for its peoples, who have suffered from the ravages of strife, conflicts and wars.
Furthermore, he pointed to the Kingdom’s condemnation of Israel’s decision to approve the establishment of 800 new settlement units in the West Bank, and its categorical rejection of this step as a new violation of international legitimacy decisions, a threat to peace and undermining efforts for the two-state solution.
It is useful that it is evident from this step that Israel is continuing its aggression against the Palestinian people, indifferent to the suffering that has afflicted the Palestinians generation after generation, beginning with the usurpation of their lands, through the violation of their sanctities, the deprivation of their freedoms, their displacement, and ending with the attempt to legitimize these hostile policies.
Ambassador Al-Muallami renewed the Kingdom’s call on the international community and the Security Council to stand firmly towards these Israeli policies and push the peace process forward to reach an agreement that would restore the Palestinian people to their legitimate rights, as a just and comprehensive peace is the strategic choice, not the policies of fait accompli and brute force.
Al-Mouallimi said: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia condemns the cowardly terrorist act that targeted Aden airport, coinciding with the arrival of the plane carrying members of the new Yemeni government, and condemns the terrorist attempt to target Al-Masheeq Palace.
Not only do those terrorist acts not target only the Yemeni government, but rather the hopes and aspirations of the brotherly Yemenis and attempt to thwart the Riyadh Agreement, which the Yemenis adopted as a way to unify ranks, restore normalcy, security and stability, and reach a comprehensive political solution in Yemen.
Al-Mouallami added: The Kingdom also continues its relentless efforts to alleviate the suffering of the brotherly Yemeni people and support the Yemeni economy, providing a large number of initiatives and measures to support and enhance the economic and humanitarian situation in Yemen, as the total amount provided by the Kingdom to Yemen since the start of the crisis reached about $17 billion.
He added: On the contrary, Iran still poses a great threat to stability in the region, including Yemen, and its intervention in Yemen has directly contributed to impeding the efforts of the United Nations to reach a political solution.