Saudi Arabia calls for tough international stand against Houthi militias

Saudi Arabia says a firm stand against Iranian-backed Houthi militias is required. (AFP)
Updated 25 May 2019

Saudi Arabia calls for tough international stand against Houthi militias

  • Saudi Arabia told UN Security Council that action is required against the Iran-backed militia

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia has called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities by taking a firm stand against Iranian-backed Houthi militias.

The appeal during a session of the UN Security Council came after Houthi terrorists used ballistic missiles and drones laden with explosives to target populated areas in the Kingdom.

Dr. Khaled Manzlawiy, acting permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN, told delegates that the actions of the militias were a flagrant violation of international and humanitarian law and relevant Security Council resolutions.

During his address, Manzlawiy said 2019 marked the 20th anniversary of the Security Council’s adoption of its resolution 1265 to protect civilians in armed conflict, which served to reinforce the Kingdom’s push for the international community to adopt a unified and comprehensive approach to shielding civilians from fighting.
 


Saudi and Italian FMs meet to discuss G20 affairs

Updated 07 August 2020

Saudi and Italian FMs meet to discuss G20 affairs

  • Saudi Arabia is G20 host this year and Italy next year

ROME: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio on Friday at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome, as part of his official visit to Italy.

The two men discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them, the current situation in the region, and other issues of common interest.

Following their meeting, Di Maio hosted a lunch for Prince Faisal and his accompanying delegation, which was attended by Saudi Ambassador to Italy Prince Faisal bin Sattam bin Abdul Aziz, the director general of the foreign minister’s office Ambassador Abdullah Al-Aifan, and other officials.

Discussions during the working lunch touched on the Kingdom’s presidency of the G20 and the importance of enhancing cooperation to achieve the group’s goals, as Italy will assume the presidency next year.

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