GCC defense ministers: Al-Baghdadi’s killing important step in eliminating Daesh cells

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The 16th meeting of the joint defense council of the GCC defense ministers, was hosted by Oman in Muscat. (Saudi Ministry of Defense's Twitter)
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The 16th meeting of the joint defense council of the GCC defense ministers, was hosted by Oman in Muscat. (Saudi Ministry of Defense's Twitter)
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The 16th meeting of the joint defense council of the GCC defense ministers, was hosted by Oman in Muscat. (Saudi Ministry of Defense's Twitter)
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The 16th meeting of the joint defense council of the GCC defense ministers, was hosted by Oman in Muscat. (Saudi Ministry of Defense's Twitter)
Updated 30 October 2019

GCC defense ministers: Al-Baghdadi’s killing important step in eliminating Daesh cells

  • Gulf defense ministers condemned attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais that took place in September
  • The 16th meeting of the joint defense council of the GCC defense ministers was held in Oman

RIYADH: The death of Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is an important step in eliminating the terrorist organization's cells, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) defense ministers said on Wednesday. 

The ministers also condemned the September attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais, and said that they stand with the Kingdom and any measures taken to protect its sovereignty, stability, and interests.

The 16th meeting of the joint defense council of the GCC, was hosted by Oman in Muscat. It was chaired by Oman’s defense minister Sayyid Bader bin Saud Al-Busaidi.

Trump on Sunday announced the killing of Baghdadi by US special operations forces in northwestern Syria. 

 


Iran hands over Yemen embassy to Houthi militia

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Iran hands over Yemen embassy to Houthi militia

  • Aboul Gheit condemned Iran’s step considering it a flagrant violation

DUBAI: Iran handed over the state’s Yemen embassy to the Houthi militia which have resulted to criticisms, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.

The Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit condemned Iran’s step considering it a flagrant violation of diplomatic norms and of the United Nations Charter, the Vienna Convention, and the relevant Security Council resolutions - in particular Resolution 2216.

The move, he added, also reflects an Iranian insistence to destabilize Yemen’s conditions, and threaten the security of its neighbouring countries.