40th Session of GCC Supreme Council Issues Final Communique 9 Riyadh

Tuesday 1441/4/13 - 2019/12/10
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Iranian occupation of the three islands of the United Arab Emirates:
44- The Supreme Council affirmed its consistent positions and previous decisions regarding the condemnation of the continued occupation by Iran of the three islands (Tunb Al-Kubra, Tunb Al-Sogra and Abu Musa) of the United Arab Emirates, reaffirming the following:
A- Supporting the right of sovereignty of the United Arab Emirates over its three islands, the Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa, and the territorial waters, its skies, the continental shelf, and the exclusive economic zone of the three islands as an integral part of the territory of the United Arab Emirates.
B - Considering that any decisions, practices, or actions that Iran undertakes on the three islands are null and void and do not change any of the historical and legal facts on the right of the United Arab Emirates' sovereignty over its three islands.
C- Calling Iran to respond to the efforts of the United Arab Emirates to resolve the issue through direct negotiations or resorting to the International Court of Justice.
45 - The Supreme Council affirmed its consistent positions and decisions regarding relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, stressing the need for Iran to adhere to the basic principles based on the Charter of the United Nations and the charters of international law, principles of good-neighborliness, respect for the sovereignty of states, non-interference in internal affairs, and resolving disputes by peaceful means, not to use force or threaten to resort to force, and reject sectarianism.
46- The Supreme Council expressed its total rejection of the continuation of Iranian interference in the internal affairs of the GCC states and the region, its condemnation of all terrorist acts carried out by Iran, and fueling sectarian and sectional conflicts, stressing the need to desist and refrain from supporting groups that fuel these conflicts, and stop supporting, financing and arming militias and terrorist organizations, in clear violation of international norms and values and threatening regional and international security.
47 - The Supreme Council expressed its condemnation of Iran's continued failure to fulfill its obligations to the International Atomic Energy Agency, stopping the implementation of its obligations, and its delay in providing the required information about its nuclear program, and stressed the need to demand full cooperation and respect for the immunities and privileges of IAEA inspectors.
48 - The Supreme Council stressed the importance of a comprehensive international agreement that guarantees preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons in any way and its breaches of its nuclear obligations, and preventing all threats posed by Iran and exploiting the economic returns from the nuclear agreement to finance its hostile and terrorist activities in the region.
49 - The Supreme Council welcomed the decision of the United States of America to end the exemption of the Iranian Fordow nuclear facility from sanctions as of December 15, 2019, as well as the contents of the joint statement issued by the foreign ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union in November 2019, regarding Iran's resumption of uranium enrichment in Fordow facilities, which was confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency, in its report issued in November 2019, as a clear violation of Iran's obligations, in this regard.
50 - The Supreme Council expressed its welcome and support for the steps taken by the United States of America to coerce the Iranian regime to stop its destabilizing policy of security and stability and its support and sponsor terrorism around the world. The Supreme Council stressed the need to continue international efforts to compel the Iranian regime to adhere to the principles of international law, stop its interference in the internal affairs of other countries, and support for terrorism and its activities that have brought chaos and ruins to many countries.
51- The Supreme Council welcomed the statement of the Quartet, which included the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America and the United Kingdom, and the concern expressed by the statement about the escalating tension in the region and the threat posed by the destabilizing Iranian activity on peace and security in the region and the tension represented by the Houthi militia attacks on Saudi Arabia, using Iranian-made missiles and drones.
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