In Riyadh, the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council stressed the need to address Iran’s destabilizing behavior in the region and the world, and for them to stand together in the face of any threat to their countries.
In their final statement issued after the meeting, Wednesday, the ministers demanded that future negotiations with Iran include addressing its behavior and its sponsorship of terrorism, and rejecting its continued occupation of the Greater and Lesser Tunb Islands and Abu Musa of the UAE.
They affirmed that the GCC states stand with Saudi Arabia and support all necessary and deterrent measures it takes against the provocative actions of the Houthi militia targeting civilians, civilian objects, sea and air ports, vital oil installations and global energy sources.
On the other hand, the ministers called on the parties to the “Riyadh Agreement” in Yemen for an urgent response and to meet in Riyadh to complete the implementation of the rest of the points, condemning the Houthis to obstruct the arrival of the United Nations technical team to conduct inspection and maintenance of the floating oil tank “Safer” in the Red Sea off the coast of Hodeidah.
On the other hand, the attendees praised “the firm positions of the GCC states on the Palestinian issue, affirming the council’s steadfast positions and decisions regarding the Syrian crisis in accordance with the principles of (Geneva 1), Security Council Resolution No. 2254, and its support for the Fifth Conference to Support the Future of Syria and the Region, scheduled to be held in Brussels on the 29th. And March 30th.
The ministers stressed “their support for the existing efforts to achieve security and stability in brotherly Iraq, welcoming the agreement of the brothers in Libya to choose the new executive authority represented by the Presidential Council and the Prime Minister.”
Source: “Emirates Today”