Prince Khalid bin Salman: Iran’s Saudi Arabia attacks show regime’s ‘dark vision’ for region

Prince Khalid bin Salman: Iran’s Saudi Arabia attacks show regime’s ‘dark vision’ for region
Prince Khalid bin Salman. (File/AFP)
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Updated 02 July 2020

Prince Khalid bin Salman: Iran’s Saudi Arabia attacks show regime’s ‘dark vision’ for region

Prince Khalid bin Salman: Iran’s Saudi Arabia attacks show regime’s ‘dark vision’ for region
  • Prince Khalid called on the international community to maintain the arms embargo on Iran
  • Adel Al-Jubeir: The world is witnessing Iran’s growing aggressive behavior and the regime must stop its crimes

Iran’s involvement in sabotage attacks on Saudi Arabia illustrates the regime’s “dark vision” for the region, Prince Khalid bin Salman said on Wednesday.
The Kingdom’s deputy defense minister called on the international community to maintain the arms embargo on Iran and “end the crimes and hostility” of the Tehran regime.
Prince Khalid said Saudi Arabia’s decision to request an independent UN investigation confirmed what the Kingdom already knew about the Iranian regime.
Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said the world was witnessing Iran’s growing aggressive behavior and the regime must stop its crimes.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres presented his report to the Security Council in a videoconference. It showed that Iran was responsible for attacks in September 2019 on two Saudi Aramco facilities that temporarily halted half of the Saudi crude oil production.
Guterres told the council that his report highlighted the Iranian regime’s aggressive approach in destabilizing the region through military and financial support of armed militias in Yemen, Iraq, Syria, and 
Lebanon.
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry welcomed the report and said “it leaves no doubt for the international community about Iran’s hostile intentions toward the Kingdom in particular, the 
Arab region and wider world 
in general.”
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said the UN report was a reminder to the international community to take a firm stance against the Iranian regime’s aggression and terror.
He called for “a continued ban on arming the Iranian regime, and confronting its developing nuclear and ballistic programs.”


Visit to Uzbekistan by high-level Saudi delegation set to begin

Visit to Uzbekistan by high-level Saudi delegation set to begin
Updated 23 January 2021

Visit to Uzbekistan by high-level Saudi delegation set to begin

Visit to Uzbekistan by high-level Saudi delegation set to begin
  • Aim is to enhance bilateral relations
  • A number of joint projects will be launched during the trip

RIYADH: A high-level Saudi delegation begin an official visit to Uzbekistan on Saturday, with the aim of strengthening bilateral relations, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
The delegation, led by Minister of Investment Khalid Al-Falih, will include officials from a large number of government agencies, in addition to representatives from the private sector and senior Saudi businessmen.
The agenda for the visit includes the unveiling of a number of joint projects, the signing of a memorandum of understanding, and the launch of renewable-energy projects led by Saudi companies, as well as meetings between officials and businessmen from both countries.
Uzbekistan’s “business environment is witnessing an increase in investment opportunities in the fields of energy, food industries, building materials, mining, electronics, information technology, agriculture and others,” according to the SPA report.