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King Salman calls on Arab Gulf countries to unite against Iran’s violations

Taha Sakr

In a speech delivered during the opening session of the 40th session of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which started on Tuesday in the Saudi Arabia‘s capital of Riyadh, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman asserted that GCC has been able, since its inception, to overcome the crises that passed through it.

He pointed out that Saudi Arabia’s hosting of the Gulf summit came in response to the UAE’s desire.

The speech of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques also touched on the Palestinian issue, in which he stressed Saudi Arabia is adopting consistent and supportive stance for Palestinian rights in light of international resolutions.

“The Palestinian people have the right to establish their own independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital,” he said.

Moreover, King Salman stressed that the Iranian regime continues its aggressive policies and undermines the stability of neighboring countries.

 “The Gulf region must unite in the face of Iran’s aggression, and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries must secure themselves in the face of ballistic missile attacks,” he pointed out.

With the end of his speech, King Salman called for a closed session gathering the GCC leaders.