This came in the speech of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, delivered by the permanent representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, Ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Muallami, (Tuesday), to the Security Council in its session held under the item “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian issue.”
He said: In light of the Council’s discussion of the situation in the Middle East, we must refer impartially to the most important causes of instability and the continuation of conflicts in the region, which are the continued Israeli occupation of Arab lands and the deprivation of the rights of the Palestinian people, as well as the hostile and expansionist policies pursued by the forces of regional chaos, by establishing And spreading militias and armed groups outside the law, and interfering in the internal affairs of countries and feeding sectarian strife.
Ambassador Al-Muallami stressed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has consistently supported the Palestinian people to recover their stolen rights, believing in the centrality of the Palestine issue as a priority in its policies, and the right of the State of Palestine to sovereignty over all the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967, including Holy Jerusalem, affirming at the same time adherence to Peace is a strategic choice, and on resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative that the Kingdom presented in 2002.
He pointed out that the Kingdom condemns the ongoing Israeli violations, and affirms its categorical rejection of all invalid and illegal Israeli policies, practices and plans, which aim at settlement, perpetuate apartheid and obliterate the national identity of the Palestinian people, the latest of which was Israel’s decision to build about 5,000 new settlement units in the West Bank.
He reiterated the need for the Security Council to assume its responsibilities, to stop the ongoing Israeli aggression, and to implement the relevant international decisions, including ending the Israeli occupation of all occupied Arab lands, including the Syrian Arab Golan and Lebanese lands.
He said: The Houthi militia continues to demonstrate its extremist approach towards the Yemeni people, who are suffering from the ravages of war as a result of that for the sixth year in a row, as the coup militia continues to mount the military escalation inside Yemen, targeting the Kingdom with missiles and drones, and its rejection of all ceasefire initiatives, the clearest evidence of This is in addition to the use of the oil tanker “SAFER” as a pressure card to blackmail the international community, and ignore the risks that the tanker may pose to the marine environment and international commercial transport lines.
He added: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia calls on the Security Council to assume its responsibilities, to seek to implement its decisions related to Yemen, and to endeavor to stop Iran’s destructive interference in the Yemeni affairs by providing military and material support to the Houthi militia to fuel the conflict, and to implement its expansion program in the region. Its officials said its support for the Houthi militia, and the last of that was its sending as an ambassador to an unrecognized militia.
And Ambassador Al-Muallami added: Our experiences with the Iranian regime have taught us that partial solutions and attempts to appease have not stopped its threats to international peace and security, as the Kingdom extended its hand to peace with Iran and dealt with it over the past decades with positivity and openness and received its presidents several times to discuss ways to build a good neighborly relationship and mutual respect. But time after time, the world saw that this regime refused to respond to these endeavors and continued its sabotage policies and destructive actions to destabilize the security and stability of the countries of the region.
He pointed out that the goal of dialogue should be to reach actual solutions, and this can only be achieved if Iran takes steps to instill confidence in its intentions and actions and commitment to respect international laws and treaties, Security Council resolutions, and not to interfere in the internal affairs of neighboring countries, and to stop Supporting armed groups and militias.