Saudi Arabia calls for steps to combat N-terror

Riyadh is keen on ensuring that nuclear security will be one of the main elements of its national peaceful nuclear energy program. (SPA)
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Updated 11 February 2020

Saudi Arabia calls for steps to combat N-terror

  • Riyadh expresses confidence in China’s ability to fight virus

RIYADH: The Cabinet on Tuesday called on the international community to reinforce all measures aimed at combating nuclear terrorism.

The meeting, which was chaired by King Salman in Riyadh, made this call in view of regional tensions and the rise of armed terrorist groups.
Media Minister Turki Al-Shabanah, in a statement issued to the Saudi Press Agency, said the minister reviewed Arab, regional and international developments underscoring the Kingdom’s firm stance on efforts aimed at achieving global security and stability.
Saudi Arabia had during its recent participation at the International Conference on Nuclear Security in Vienna underlined its support for international resolutions related to nuclear terrorism.
Riyadh is keen on ensuring that nuclear security will be one of the main elements of its national peaceful nuclear energy program.
The Cabinet expressed its confidence in China’s ability to deal with the new coronavirus outbreak.

HIGHLIGHTS

• The Cabinet approved the Kingdom’s accession to the framework agreement for the establishment of the International Solar Energy Alliance.

• The ministers welcomed the declaration of Riyadh as the ‘Capital of Arab Women 2020.’

King Salman had voiced this stance during a telephone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping last week.
He had ordered the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) to provide urgent aid to Beijing to address the crisis.
The Cabinet praised King Salman for his gesture, saying it reflects the solid bilateral relations enjoyed between Saudi Arabia and China.
The ministers welcomed the declaration of Riyadh as the “Capital of Arab Women 2020.”
The Cabinet approved the Kingdom’s accession to the framework agreement for the establishment of the International Solar Energy Alliance.
The ministers also reviewed the preparations for the 47th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and appreciated Kingdom’s continuous support to the OIC.


Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia condemned

Updated 41 min 52 sec ago

Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia condemned

  • GCC Secretary-General Dr. Naif bin Falah Al-Hajraf says the ‘terrorist attack’ is not on Saudi Arabia alone, but also on Gulf security and stability
  • Attacks shows real threat posed by Houthis and Iranian regime supporting them: Coalition

RIYADH: The US on Sunday condemned the latest attempt by Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen to target Saudi cities with ballistic missiles.

“As the world focuses on combating the COVID-19 pandemic and saving lives, the Houthis focused on doing the work of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force by attacking innocent civilians,” said John Abizaid, the US Ambassador to the Kingdom.

“We wish those injured in the attacks a speedy and full recovery.”

Two civilians suffered minor injuries from falling debris after Saudi air defenses intercepted and destroyed the Houthi missiles over Riyadh and the southern city of Jazan late on Saturday night.

Col. Turki Al-Malki, spokesman of the Saudi-led Arab coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government, shows to the media on Sunday parts of the Houthi missile that was shot down over Riyadh the night before. (SPA)

The missile attacks at such a time showed the real threat posed by the Houthis and the Iranian regime supporting them, Saudi-led coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Malki said.

GCC Secretary-General Dr. Naif  bin Falah Al-Hajraf said the “terrorist attack” was not on Saudi Arabia alone, but also on Gulf security and stability.  The GCC supported all measures the Kingdom would take to defend its land and protect its citizens, Al-Hajraf said, and he called on the international community to shoulder its responsibility in countering such acts.

The UAE also condemned the attacks, and said it stood with the Kingdom against every threat to its security and stability. The attack threatened global unity against the COVID-19 pandemic, the UAE said.