Saudi Arabia taking steps to deal with extreme weather conditions

Saudis leave their vehicles in a flooded street following heavy rain in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah on December 30, 2010. (AFP file photo)
Updated 11 September 2019
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Saudi Arabia taking steps to deal with extreme weather conditions

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia, represented by the General Authority of Meteorology and Environment Protection, is joining Arab countries on Sept. 15 to celebrate Arab Meteorological Day. The day is being observed under the theme “Meteorology and Protection of Lives and Properties.”

Ayman bin Salem Ghulam, deputy chairman of the authority, stressed the Kingdom’s concern to protect lives and properties from severe weather events. Over the past few years, the authority has introduced modern techniques, contributing to an accurate monitoring of weather events and risks.

Ghulam noted the Kingdom’s leading role in the field, at both regional and international levels. Home to eight regional and international centers working in the meteorology and climate field, Saudi Arabia also presides over the executive office and ministerial council for meteorology and climate affairs at the Arab League.

The Saudi authority has raised the coordination level by liaising directly with the relevant entities. 


Saudi Arabia to UN: Aramco strikes were ‘organized terrorist attack’

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Saudi Arabia to UN: Aramco strikes were ‘organized terrorist attack’

  • The letters stated that “all indications are that the weapons used in the Aramco attack are Iranian”
  • Saudi Arabia said it will take measures to respond to the attacks in accordance with international law

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said that Saturday’s strikes on two Aramco facilities were an “organized terrorist attack” in a letter to the UN Security Council.
The Saudi Mission to the United Nations sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and another to the President of the Security Council Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya and members of the Security Council on Wednesday.
The letters stated that “all indications are that the weapons used in the Aramco attack are Iranian.”
They also explained that Saudi Arabia will take measures to respond to the attacks in accordance with international law, and called on the UN and international experts to participate in the investigation into the attack.