Iran’s interference in Arab domestic affairs and terrorism represent grave menaces to the security and stability of the Arab region, Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister has said, Gulf News reported.
“Despite Kuwait's efforts to open up communication channels for dialogue between Arabian Gulf countries and neighbouring Iran with a view to enhancing regional security and stability, the Islamic Republic continued its interferences in domestic Arab affairs,” Khalid Al Jarallah told the 148th regular ministerial session of the Arab League Council in Cairo.
"The countries in the region still suffer from these interferences, the latest of which took place in my country in what is known as 'Al Abdali case' which impacted Kuwait's efforts to revive dialogue between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries and Iran,” he said, quoted by Kuwait News Agency (Kuna) late on Tuesday.
The GCC, established in 1981, is made up of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
In his speech, Al Jarallah reiterated Kuwait’s call to Iran to accept international arbitration to settle its dispute with the United Arab Emirates over the three UAE islands occupied by Iranian forces.
The minister warned against the growing threat of terrorism and affirmed Kuwait's full support to the international efforts to rid the world of the evils of this scourge.
Al Jarallah said that his country's non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council would be a great chance to Kuwait work on a larger scale to defend Arab causes.
The situation in the Palestinian territories and the unrest in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq have become major international issues, he said.
The minister expressed thanks to the Arab countries for their trust and support to Kuwait's election to the two-year term in the United Nations Security Council due to start in January next year.
He pledged that Kuwait would fully represent Arab countries and defend their interests and causes as well as consolidate international peace and security.
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