Iran’s claims about Saudi messages are inaccurate says Al-Jubeir

Al-Jubeir said the Kingdom supports peace and stability in the region. (File/AFP)
Updated 03 October 2019

Iran’s claims about Saudi messages are inaccurate says Al-Jubeir

  • Al-Jubeir said Iran needs to stop interfering in the internal issues of Arab states
  • Tensions between the two states rose after the Sep. 14 Aramco attacks

DUBAI: Iranian claims Saudi Arabia sent its government messages is inaccurate, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir has said in a series of tweets.

“What happened was that friendly nations were seeking to calm the situation, and we told them the Kingdom is always seeking peace and stability in the region,” Jubeir said.

Al-Jubeir reiterated the Saudi stance towards Iran, urging the Islamic Republic to stop supporting terrorism and disruption through the interference in internal issues of Arab states, producing weapons of mass destruction and creating ballistic missile programs.

“Act like a normal country, and not like a rouge terrorism-supporting state,” he added.

Tensions between the two states increased after Saudi Arabia blamed Tehran for the Sep. 14 Aramco oil facilities attack, which was claimed by Houthi militia.

Iran denies the charges, although they support the Houthis in Yemen.

“The Kingdom has not and will not discuss Yemen with the Iranian regime,” Al-Jubeir said.

Yemen belongs to Yemenis, and the Iranian interference is the reason behind the war, he added.


Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

Updated 09 December 2019

Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

  • The index ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking

RIYADH: The UN e-commerce index ranked Saudi Arabia among the top 10 countries in the e-commerce sector. 

The index, issued by the UN Conference on Trade and Development, ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking, rising three places in the general index.

The report indicated that the improvement achieved by the Kingdom came from two criteria: The proportion of Internet use — which has risen to 93 percent — and the rising postal reliability standard.

Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha said that this achievement came as a result of unlimited support from the leadership.

He added that the ministry works with partners to develop the Kingdom’s digital capabilities to invest in the growth of future projects in order to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plans.