Saudi Arabia to UN: Iran must be held responsible for Houthi militia missile attacks on Kingdom

Ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Maalami. (Arab News)
Updated 13 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia to UN: Iran must be held responsible for Houthi militia missile attacks on Kingdom

  • Saudi Arabia: Gaps in the verification system allowed Iran to supply ballistic missiles to Houthi militia.
  • Saudi Arabia: UN's lack of resolve has given Iran and the Houthis a green light to commit atrocities in Yemen.

London: Saudi Arabia sent a letter to the UN Security Council Thursday demanding that Iran must be held responsible for Houthi militia missile attacks on the Kingdom.

The letter also stated that gaps in the verification system in Yemen allowed Iran to supply ballistic missiles to Houthi militia.  

The Security Council's lack of resolve to act has given Iran and the Houthi militias the green light to commit atrocities in Yemen, the letter said. 

Saudi Arabia previously sent a letter to the UN Security Council regarding Iranian-Houthi ballistic missiles. The letter was presented by the Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Maalami and was received by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the Security Council.

The firing of ballistic missiles at populated cities and villages is contrary to international humanitarian law.


Saudi Arabia welcomes US decision on Iran oil sanction waivers

Updated 23 April 2019
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Saudi Arabia welcomes US decision on Iran oil sanction waivers

  • The Saudi minister said Iran uses state income to finance their dangerous policies
  • Saudi Arabia will work with other oil producing countries to stabilize international market

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has welcomed US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo’s announcement that waivers on the sanctions on Iranian oil exports will be lifted, Saudi state agency SPA reported.

Saudi Arabia believes the US decision is a necessary step to pressure the Iranian government to stop jeopardizing peace and end their global support for terrorism, the Saudi Foreign Minister, Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, said.

The Iranian regime uses the country’s income to finance dangerous policies without any consideration for international law, the minster added.

International pressures on Iran must continue until it stops interfering in the domestic affairs of other countries, he stressed.

Saudi Arabia will continue their strict adherence to the policies, which aim to stabilize international markets, and will not produce oil beyond the balance, Al-Assaf said.

The Kingdom will cooperate with other oil producing countries to produce enough oil for consumers, he added.