Wednesday, 01 December 2021 09:37 GMT

Saudi, UK vows to 'disarm' Hezbollah


(MENAFN) In a joint statement on Saturday, Saudi Arabia and UK pledged to strengthen cooperation and enhance relations on issues of commen interst, which includes improving efforts to disarm the Zionist entity's arch foe, Hezbollah and weakening Iran's regional influence, Saudi press reported.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, at the end of the latter's state visit to London, agreed that the Lebanese government should be supported in extending its control over Lebanese territory, and stated that it was important to "disarm the Hezbollah militia and confront its destabilizing role."

The two countries also discussed the need for Iran "to abide by the principles of good neighborliness, non-interference in the internal affairs of countries" and to "take concrete and practical steps to build confidence and resolve its differences with its neighbors by peaceful means."

Although Crown Prince was welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II, people of London protested his visit as they called him a "war criminal" as a reference to his brutal aggression against Yemen.

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