Saudi Arabia does not want war with Iran: Al-Jubeir

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, second from left, told leaders at the G20 in Osaka that they need to take a strong stance toward Iran. (AP)
Updated 01 July 2019

Saudi Arabia does not want war with Iran: Al-Jubeir

  • Saudi Arabia has called on world leaders to form a united front against Iran's aggression in the region
  • The Kingdom plays a significant role in the G20

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told leaders of the G20 countries that the Kingdom does not want a war with Iran, said a senior official.
The crown prince is currently touring Japan, after heading the Kingdom’s delegation at the 14th G20 summit in Osaka.
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said the crown prince told the leaders of the summit they need to take a strong attitude toward Iran, reported Al Arabiya.
Shedding light on the crown prince’s visit, Al-Jubeir said Mohammed bin Salman stressed that Iran must not be allowed to continue its aggressive policy and that an international position must be taken to halt Tehran’s practices.
“The Iranian regime should not be allowed to continue its aggressive policies, such as targeting ships carrying oil and oil pipelines,” pointing out that this is a target against energy security and the global economy.
Al-Jubeir was speaking in Tokyo during a joint meeting with the Saudi Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi, and Minister of Information, Turki Al-Shabana, and their Japanese counterparts, as part of the crown prince’s accompanying delegation during his Asia tour.
“The Kingdom should not allow the Iranian regime to continue its aggressive policies, such as targeting ships carrying oil and targeting oil pipelines,” he said. “This is a target for energy security and the global economy,” he said.


Umrah Forum and Exhibition kicks off on Monday

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal. (SPA)
Updated 59 min 49 sec ago

Umrah Forum and Exhibition kicks off on Monday

  • The exhibition is expected to attract more than 20,000 visitors

JEDDAH: The Umrah Forum and Exhibition, organized by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, will commence on Monday in Jeddah under the sponsorship of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal.
The event will last for three days at the Jeddah International Exhibition and Convention Center.
Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Abdul Fattah Mashat said that the Umrah Forum and Exhibition will hold more than 22 workshops and training seminars carried out by pilgrim services experts. 160 companies and service operators in the sector will showcase their latest innovations and products offered to worshippers.
Mashat added that the Umrah Forum and Exhibition will involve partnership agreements between providers of logistic services and Umrah service companies.
He said that the event aims to meet the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan by providing the best services to pilgrims.
The exhibition is expected to attract more than 20,000 visitors.