Saudi Arabia calls upon the world to get information from its proper sources

Saudi Arabia's Head of Media and Protocol Department in the delegation, Muhammad Al-Qadhi

Saudi Arabia confirmed its permanent cooperation, in full transparency, with all the United Nations agencies.

It also affirmed that the principle of non-effect of armed conflicts on international treaties by revocation or suspension is fully and constantly supported subject to the international norms that guarantee the commitment of the international community, calling upon the official bodies of the United Nations to investigate the accuracy of the information and verify its credibility, to take it from its official sources before making any statements, and not to retransmit news items based on false reports, facts and hostile ideologies and policies against some countries before transmitting them to various official accounts.

This came in Saudi Arabia’s word at the 41st session of the UN Information Committee yesterday delivered by a member of its permanent delegation to the United Nations and Head of Media and Protocol Department in the delegation, Muhammad Al-Qadhi.

Saudi Arabia welcomes the work of the International Law Commission on the effects of armed conflicts on the treaties, and commends the efforts of the Committee to clarify many of the legal issues between the law of treaties and international humanitarian law.

In Saudi Arabia’s word on Saturday during the general debate under the title “the effects of armed conflicts on treaties”, a member of Saudi Arabia’s permanent delegation to the United Nations, Hassan al-Jumai said that Saudi Arabia welcomes the work of the International Law Commission on the subject of the effects of armed conflicts on treaties and thanks the Committee for its ongoing efforts in the development and codification of international law, praising the Commission’s efforts to clarify many legal issues that fall between the law of treaties and international humanitarian law.

He also explained that Saudi Arabia believes that the provisions of articles of this item should be considered guidelines for the Member States as needed and should be complementary to the rules and principles of the International Law in relation to armed conflicts. Saudi Arabia sees no necessity to continue to codify additional articles nor the need to become and international law.

It is noteworthy that Saudi Arabia announced earlier in April that it had rejected the information and figures contained in a UN report that blamed the Saudi-led military coalition on killing 683 children in Yemen and described it as “inaccurate and misleading“.