Kingdom affirms full support for measures, sanctions to limit Iran's hostile movements, interference in countries of region

Wednesday 1439/1/28 - 2017/10/18
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The United Nations, Muharram 28, 1439, October 18, 2017, SPA -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia affirmed its full support for any measures and sanctions that would limit Iran's aggressive moves and interference in the countries of the region.
The kingdom regretted Iran's misuse of the economic benefits of lifting the sanctions after the nuclear agreement and its use to continue destabilizing the region and developing its ballistic missile program and support for terrorism in the region, including Hezbollah, Houthi militias in Yemen and armed militias in Syria.
This came in a statement today by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the United Nations in response to the report of the Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights as part of the work of the Committee on Humanitarian, Social and Cultural Rights. The statement was delivered by the Deputy Head of the Permanent Mission of the kingdom to the United Nations Dr. Khalid Manzlawi.
Commenting on the report and regarding the Gaza Strip, Dr. Khaled Manzlawi stressed the kingdom's steadfast and firm position in condemning all forms of Israeli occupation of Palestine and all Arab territories, the kingdom's keenness to lift the siege on our brothers in the Gaza Strip and calling upon the international community to fulfill its commitments to ensure the security and safety of the Palestinian people and condemn all forms of occupation and the lifting of the unjust Israeli siege imposed on it.
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