Saudi vice defense minister slams Iran’s ‘reckless escalation’ in backing terrorist groups

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Defense, Prince Khalid bin Salman, slammed that Iranian regime for “spreading chaos” in the Middle East. (File/AFP)
Updated 14 June 2019

Saudi vice defense minister slams Iran’s ‘reckless escalation’ in backing terrorist groups

  • The minister slammed Iran for “spreading chaos” by financing terrorist groups including the Houthis
  • The Houthis injured 26 civilians in Saudi Arabia after attacking Abha airport on Wednesday  

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Defense slammed the Iranian regime for “spreading chaos” in the Middle East by backing terrorist organisations such as Yemen’s Houthi militia.

“For 40 years, the Iranian regime has been spreading chaos, death and destruction, by sponsoring and financing terrorist organizations including the Houthis,” Prince Khalid bin Salman said in a post on his Twitter account.

 

The newly appointed minister’s comments came a day after the Iran-backed Houthi militia attacked Abha International Airport in the southwestern province of Asir. The attack injured 26 people, including three women and two children.

“The targeting of Abha Airport by Iranian-backed Houthi militia and injuring innocent civilians of various nationalities, is a continuation of their immoral and criminal behavior that is in line with the malign behavior of their patrons,” the Prince said.

 

The minister blamed the Iranian regime as the only party in the region that pursues “reckless escalation through the use of ballistic missiles and drones to target civilian installations and civilians.”

 

He concluded by saying that the continuation of the Iranian regime’s “aggression and reckless escalation, whether directly or through its militias, will result in grave consequences.”

“The international community must carry out its responsibility to avoid this outcome,” he added.

 

 

 


G20 ministers discuss preserving environment

Saudi Minister of Environment, Water, and Agriculture Abdulrahman Al-Fadley. (Photo/MEWA/Twitter)
Updated 19 September 2020

G20 ministers discuss preserving environment

  • Ministers discussed methods to reduce land degradation and conserve biodiversity

RIYADH: Tackling land degradation and habitat loss, and conserving coral reefs were among the items discussed at a meeting of G20 environment ministers.
The aim of the gathering was to strengthen policy cooperation toward safeguarding the planet’s ecosystems and biodiversity, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.
During the meeting, chaired by Saudi Minister of Environment, Water, and Agriculture Abdulrahman Al-Fadley, ministers focused on land and marine environment-related issues and the conservation of natural resources.
They also discussed methods to reduce land degradation and conserve biodiversity.