(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency)
Brussels, , Jumada II 07, 1439, February 23, 2018, SPA -- Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir delivered a lecture at Egmont Research Institute in Brussels today. He told his listeners that the Kingdom is currently embarked on a positive transitional period of change associated to implementing its vision 2030.
He said some countries in the region are facing great regional challenges, citing Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Libya in addition to Iran's hostile policies and its interference in other countries domestic affairs in addition to what concerns terror and extremism.
On Qatar, Al-Jubeir described the issue as small if compared with the rest of region's files. What we want from them is to stop their media address, calling for hatred, he said, adding that the Qataris have attacked even the reform campaigns witnessed by the Kingdom.
He went on to say that despite signing agreements to stop support for terrorism, Qatar has not lived up to its promise. He said Qatar must move from the state of denying everything to the state of apprehension of the situation it was living, confirming that countries calling for war against terrorism don't want except stoppage of terror.
He emphasized the importance of enhancing relations with Iraq. He said relations with Iraq were restored to their precedence, after decades of suspension, describing Iraq as having an important role in its Arab zone and that Saudi Arabia supports Iraqi rehabilitation efforts following the war against Daesh.
On Yemen, Al-Jubeir said "We worked with our partners in the GCC to move to a new Yemen but the Houthi militias managed to foil endeavors to reach solution more than one".
He added that the Yemeni issue is complicated. We have not run for war there. We have opened lines for delivery of humanitarian assistance to alleviate the human tragedy there while the Houthi militias are staging a systematic displacing and starving pattern of its people in addition to continuing to launch ballistic missiles, which so far amounted to more than 300 on populated areas.
He drew the attention to the fact that Iran is the sole and biggest danger not only on the region but the world at large, citing its puppet Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the militias it rushed into Syria.
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