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Saudi: Iran supports terrorism, undermines security and stability in the region

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Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir holds a press conference at the Saudi Embassy in Washington June 17 2016
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir holds a press conference at the Saudi Embassy in Washington June 17 2016

Washington- Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in a  press conference at the Saudi Embassy in Washington on Friday said that the meeting between US President Barak Obama and Saudi deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in the White House was " very, very positive", he added " I believe there was a commonality in terms of positions and views and emphasis on the strategic relationship between the two countries and ways of further broadening, deepening, and strengthening it." 
He said issues discussed beetwen Barak Obama and Saudi deputy crown prince in the included " Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Iran, terrorism, the bilateral relationship."
In answering the question of a reporter who asked " With regard to Iran and the Kingdom’s position, will Saudi, today, coexist with Iranian behavior in the region or will it confront Iranian behavior in the region? " Adel al-Jubeir said that " Regarding the Kingdom’s position towards Iran, there has been no change. The Kingdom looks at Iran as a country trying to export its revolution, a country that interferes in the affairs of countries of the region, a country that supports terrorism, and a country that is trying to undermine security and stability in the region, and this is unacceptable to Saudi Arabia. If Iran wants to have normal relations with the countries of the region, it must: first, abandon the principle of exporting its revolution, which exists in the Iranian constitution; second, it must respect the principles of good neighborliness and non-interference in the affairs of others; and third, it must not look at the citizens of countries in the region from a sectarian perspective., Those citizens belong to their countries, and their loyalty is for their countries, and Iran had no relationship with them. If Iran adheres to these principles and stops supporting terrorism, interfering in the affairs of countries of the region, and smuggling arms and drugs, there is no reason not to build good neighborly and friendly relations between Iran and the countries of the region. But this is up to Iran. It [Iran] is the country that has been behaving aggressively towards countries of the region for the past 35 years, since the revolution of Khomeini; it is igniting sectarianism in the region; it is supporting terrorism; it is assassinating diplomats; it is exporting arms; and it is supporting militias and letting these militias destabilize the region. If Iran wants to have normal relations with the countries of the region, it must change the approach that it adopted over 35 years"


Source: News Media, 17 June 2016

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