Saudi Arabia affirms its commitment to international law principles

Abdullah Al-Muallami, Saudi Arabia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Saudi Arabia has affirmed its commitment to the principles of international law and its support for all that can help bring security, stability, and peace to the countries of the region.

This came in a speech delivered by Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, ambassador Abdullah Al-Muallami before the Security Council in a session on peace and security in the Middle East.

At the outset of his speech, Al-Muallami expressed his congratulations to Poland on its presidency of the Security Council this month, and thanked the Council for the valuable initiative to convene this meeting, and for the concept note prepared by the delegation of Poland on the subject of the meeting.

On the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Al-Muallami said that the entire world has recognized the imperative of a two-state solution but Israel continues to procrastinate in implementing relevant UN resolutions, refrains from recognizing the national historical rights of the people of Palestine on its territory, and has continued provocations, the latest of which was the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the attack on its sanctity on the day of Eid al-Adha, “an attack we condemn in the strongest terms,” Al-Muallami said.

Al-Muallami called on the Security Council to reaffirm by all means the fundamental principles of international relations and to reject occupation, violence, oppression, incitement, and sedition by Israel and Iran, which provoke unrest in the Middle East.

Al-Muallami stressed that Saudi Arabia is always working to encourage development in the region, believing that comprehensive development in the Middle East is the way to stabilize the region and eliminate terrorism and alleviate conflicts.

Al-Muallami added, “Saudi Arabia always seeks to extend cooperation and commitment to dialogue in order to solve problems through peaceful means, but at the same time stresses that the calls for dialogue should be consistent with the cessation of threats and interference in internal affairs and hostilities such as attacks on diplomatic missions and attempts of assassinating diplomats, cyber-attacks on infrastructure, propaganda campaigns, fueling strife and sectarianism and supporting and sponsoring militias and terrorist organizations, noting that without a practical cessation of these practices, any call for dialogue is just a facade and a tool to achieve the goals of expansion and domination”.