Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir meets senior French officials, tours Al-Ula exhibition

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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir met with French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian at the French Foreign Ministry in Paris . (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir met with French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian at the French Foreign Ministry in Paris . (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir met with French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian at the French Foreign Ministry in Paris . (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir met with the President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the French Parliament Marel de Sarniz. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir visited the exhibition “Al-Ula, Oasis of Wonderland in the Arabian Peninsula”, hosted by the Arab World Institute in Paris. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir visited the exhibition “Al-Ula, Oasis of Wonderland in the Arabian Peninsula”, hosted by the Arab World Institute in Paris. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir visited the exhibition “Al-Ula, Oasis of Wonderland in the Arabian Peninsula”, hosted by the Arab World Institute in Paris. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir visited the exhibition “Al-Ula, Oasis of Wonderland in the Arabian Peninsula”, hosted by the Arab World Institute in Paris. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir visited the exhibition “Al-Ula, Oasis of Wonderland in the Arabian Peninsula”, hosted by the Arab World Institute in Paris. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir visited the exhibition “Al-Ula, Oasis of Wonderland in the Arabian Peninsula”, hosted by the Arab World Institute in Paris. (SPA)
Updated 22 October 2019

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir meets senior French officials, tours Al-Ula exhibition

  • Al-Jubeir met with French Minister of Foreign Affairs during his official visit
  • He also visited the exhibition the Al-Ula exhibition in Paris

LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir met with French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian at the French Foreign Ministry in Paris on Tuesday.
Al-Jubeir was visiting Paris on an official visit.
During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them.
The two sides also reviewed the latest developments at the regional and international levels and efforts exerted to achieve world peace and security.
Al-Jubeir toured the French Parliament during his official visit to the French Republic and met with the President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the French Parliament Marel de Sarniz, where they reviewed issues of common interest, in addition to areas of cooperation between the two countries.
Al-Jubeir also visited the exhibition “Al-Ula, Oasis of Wonderland in the Arabian Peninsula”, hosted by the Arab World Institute in Paris.
He toured the exhibition and was briefed on the rare artifacts that are considered one of the masterpieces of archaeology and cultural heritage from the Al-Ula region in Saudi Arabia, which is part of the Kingdom’s ambitions to open up to the world.


King Salman urges Iran to junk its expansionist ideology

Updated 21 November 2019

King Salman urges Iran to junk its expansionist ideology

  • Saudi Arabia has suffered from the policies and practices of the Iranian regime and its proxies, king says
  • Kingdom also welcomed US decision to return Iran's Fordow nuclear facility to its sanctions list

RIYADH: Iran should abandon its expansionist ideology that has only “harmed” its own people, Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Wednesday, following violent street protests in the Islamic republic.

A wave of demonstrations erupted in the sanctions-hit country on Friday after an announcement that petrol prices would be raised by as much as 200 percent with immediate effect.

“We hope the Iranian regime chooses the side of wisdom and realizes there is no way to overcome the international position that rejects its practices, without abandoning its expansionist and destructive thinking that has harmed its own people,” the king told the consultative Shoura Council.

“The kingdom has suffered from the policies and practices of the Iranian regime and its proxies,” King Salman said, quoted by the foreign ministry, reiterating that Riyadh does not seek war but is “ready to defend its people.”

A satellite image from Sept. 15, 2017, of the Fordow nuclear facility in Iran. (Google Earth)

Saudi Arabia has welcomed Washington's decision to return the Fordow nuclear facility in Iran to the sanctions list. 

Washington said on Monday that it will no longer waive sanctions related to Iran’s Fordow nuclear plant after Tehran resumed uranium enrichment at the underground site. 

“The right amount of uranium enrichment for the world’s largest state sponsor of terror is zero ... There is no legitimate reason for Iran to resume enrichment at this previously clandestine site,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters earlier this week.