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Mecca Summit: Tehran’s actions threaten international maritime trade and global oil supplies in a “glaring violation of U.N. treaties”

Saudi Arabia, Mecca: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud speaks during a meeting to receive Mecca Document from the leading Islamic scholars participating in the global conference for moderate Islam, organized by Muslim World League (MWL). Photo: -/Saudi Press Agency/dpa

MECCA, Saudi Arabia, May 31 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman told an emergency Gulf Arab meeting on Thursday that Iran’s development of nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities threatened regional and global security.

He said Tehran’s actions threatened international maritime trade and global oil supplies in a “glaring violation of U.N. treaties”, following attacks this month on oil tankers off the United Arab Emirates and on oil pumping stations in the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia highlighted the attacks against ships off the UAE coast in Fujairah as an example for the GCC to unite to protect it’s supply lines and insure stability and security in the region.

King Salman reiterated the Kingdom’s keenness to avoid war in the region, offering “a hand for peace”, while reiterating the need for a firm and decisive stance against Iranian aggression, a firmness he calls from the region and from the wider international community.

 

 

 

 

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