Saudi Arabia expressed hope that its initial talks with Iran would yield tangible results, boosting confidence and paving the way for cooperation based on adherence to international legitimacy principles and resolutions, respect for sovereignty, non-interference in internal affairs, and the cessation of all forms of support for terrorist groups and sectarian militias.
This was stated in a video message delivered by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, before the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, in which he emphasized the importance of ridding the Middle East of all weapons of mass destruction, pointing to Saudi Arabia’s continued fight against extremist ideology and terror.
King Salman stated that the challenges confronting the international community today necessitate the strengthening of international multilateral cooperation, citing Saudi Arabia’s pivotal role in leading the global response to the (Corona) pandemic and its support for global efforts to combat the epidemic, as well as the Kingdom’s commitment to the global economy’s recovery and continuity.
He explained that the Saudi peace initiative in Yemen is capable of ending the conflict, sparing blood, and putting an end to the suffering of the Yemeni people, whereas the Houthi terrorist militia continues to reject peaceful solutions and bets on the military option, stressing that the Kingdom retains its legitimate right to defend itself in the face of the attacks it is facing, and categorically denies any involvement in the attacks.
“We have made great strides, during the five years since the launch of “Vision 2030”, in supporting local industries, developing infrastructure, communication technologies, energy solutions, and investing in Several sectors, in addition, to empower women,” the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques said.