King Salman calls for Hezbollah to disarm and supports US peace efforts in the Middle East
Since 1957, no Saudi king had made a speech at the United Nations General Assembly In New York. This Tuesday, through a pre-recorded video, as imposed by the coronavirus crisis, the custodian of Mecca and Medina – who inherited the throne in 2015 – has demanded “a global solution and a firm international position in the face of Iran’s attempt to equip itself of weapons of mass destruction. ”According to the monarch,“ Iran has taken advantage of the 2015 agreement ”with world powers to“ intensify its expansionist activities, create a network of terrorists and make use of terror ”to promote“ chaos, extremism and sectarianism ”.
“Iran continues its attempt to develop a ballistic missile program and interferes in the internal affairs of other countries,” the king continued reading in his redacted speech and insisted on accusing the Ayatollah regime of supporting the rebel group of the Houthis in the civil war that bleeds Yemen. “Iran supported the coup” against President Abdo Rabu Mansur Hadi, today exiled in Riyadh. In this sense, King Salman guaranteed that Saudi Arabia would not hesitate to defend itself and that it would not abandon the people of Yemen until it achieved independence from “Iranian hegemony.”
“Our experience with the Iranian regime has taught us that partial solutions and acts of conciliation have not served to stop its threats [las de Irán] to international peace and security, “declared King Salman, who said that the devastating and deadly explosion on August 4 in the Lebanese port” happened as a result of Hezbollah’s hegemony. “
Regarding attempts to mediate peace between Israel and the Palestinians, the Saudi monarch said that the 2002 Arab peace initiative is the basis for “a just and complete solution” that ensures that the Palestinians obtain an independent state with East Jerusalem. as your capital.
The Saudi monarch stressed “his support for the current efforts of the Donald Trump Administration to achieve peace in the Middle East by bringing Palestinians and Israelis together at the negotiating table to reach a fair agreement.” For their part, Palestinian leaders have condemned the rapprochement of the UAE and Bahrain to Israel, describing them as a betrayal of efforts to achieve a state in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank.