Call for 'decisive action now' to avoid climate catastrophe    SDAIA opens registration for the 2nd edition of International AI Artathon 2021    US travel restrictions to be eased early November: White House    Saudi International, Asian Tour confirm historic partnership    Almarai's Sustainability Report 2020: 119% increase in solar energy usage    SABB wins 'Best Consumer Digital Bank in the Kingdom' award    Australia will ramp up hydrogen funding to boost clean energy production    Finance Ministry implements Self-Assessment pilot in a selected government entities    King, Crown Prince congratulate presidents of Armenia, Malta    Gunman kills several at Russian university    Dubai issues new guidelines to support people with autism    Evacuations pick up pace on Spanish island after volcano erupts    Abdullah bin Zaraa named head of Saudi executive office at IMF    Bahrain rejects European Parliament's resolution on UAE's human rights record    The real investment in Saudi human being    Saudi table tennis team wins 3 medals in Kazakhstan tourney    Boxer Pacquiao to run for Philippine president in 2022    Museums Commission sets out path for sector transformation    Saudi Arabia to host Youth Weightlifting World Championships    Giant eco-friendly artwork set to inspire world leaders during the UN General Assembly    Bollywood actor Sidharth Shukla dies at 40    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Directs KSrelief to Urgently Provide Malaysia with Medical, Preventive Equipment and Supplies to Address COVID-19 Pandemic    Weather Forecast for Sunday    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Congratulates President of Maldives on Independence Day    RSNF Commander Patronizes Ceremonial Launching of His Majesty's Ship "Jazan"    OIC Condemns Houthi Attempts to Target Civilians in Saudi Arabia    Philippines evacuates thousands as monsoon rains flood cities, provinces    Heavy rain in India triggers floods, landslides; at least 125 dead    U.S. Records 64,321 New Infections of Coronavirus    Without Fans, Tokyo Olympics Kicked Off    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers at Arafat Holy Site    Dr. Mohammed Sulaiman Al-Jasser, Saudi Arabia's Pick to Chair IsDB Group for the next five years, unanimously approved by BoG Committee of Procedures    Saudi Press: Fitch affirms Saudi Credit Rating at "A" with a revised outlook to stable from negative    Handled Cargo at Saudi Ports Increases during June 2021    SDAIA, DARP & STC Launch Pilgrim's Smart Bracelet (NUSK)    Tabuk sculptor spends 8 years in carving entire Holy Qur'an on 30 marble slabs    2 Goals by Diaz Gives Colombia 3rd Place at Copa America    Yusuf Khan is dead, long live Dilip Kumar    Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, 98, passes away, and with him an era    Saudi Cinema Night at Arab World Institute in Paris Kicks Off    KSU Leads Joint International Scientific Project for Early Detection of Breast Cancer    Saudi Arabia to Participate in Cannes Film Festival 2021    Arab Cup U-17 Championship Draw Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Palestine, Kuwait, in the 1st Group    AWI Hosts Saudi Cinema Nights in Paris    Brazil Beats Chile at Copa America Despite 2nd-Half Red Card    Council of Senior Scholars: Muslim Brothers' Group Don't Represent Method of Islam, rather only Follows its Partisan Objectives, Violating our Graceful Religion    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers in Arafat Holy Site    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Iran's ballistic missiles, support for militias must be included in Vienna talks: GCC chief
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 25 - 07 - 2021

RIYADH — The Gulf Cooperation Council has always adhered to international laws and is one of the strongest advocates of respecting national sovereignty and non-interference in internal affairs of other countries unlike Iran, said the GCC chief on Saturday.
He added that Iran, in defiance of all international laws, is destabilizing the region with its intervention in internal matters of other countries.
GCC Secretary-General Nayef Al-Hajraf made the remarks during the eleventh session of the Gulf Research Forum, which was organized remotely by the Gulf Research Center and the University of Cambridge, on Saturday.
Iran's nuclear program, ballistic missiles, and its support for militias, must also be included in ongoing talks in Vienna and they should not be limited to restoring the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action related to the Iranian nuclear program, the GCC chief said.
He pointed out that the GCC played an important role in achieving stability and maintaining peace and security in the region and the world as it engaged constructively during the past 40 years with the international community, fulfilling its obligations in the fight against terrorism.
The council also adopted a highly responsible and balanced energy policy that takes into account the interests of both producers and consumers and responded to the necessary humanitarian and development appeals, Al-Hajraf added.
He affirmed the determination of the GCC states to continue joint efforts to confront regional challenges and protect national interests, and to continue joint efforts in implementing plans for a better future for the GCC states and the entire region.
The GGC chief stressed that the bloc seeks to implement plans that focus on human capital development, economic diversification, achieving good living standards and comprehensive development of infrastructure to support development plans.
He pointed out that despite the challenges during the past 40 years, the council has made a number of achievements, adding that the future holds new and real challenges facing the Gulf region in addition to the challenges posed by the corona pandemic.
The security of the region is linked to the security of the world, which needs to be highlighted, and the Gulf Cooperation Council continues its commitment to maintaining and strengthening regional security, Al-Hajraf remarked.
He pointed out that the year 2020 changed the course of life, as the world after the pandemic will not be the same as the world before it, which requires teamwork to face new and unprecedented challenges in the coming years.

Clic here to read the story from its source.