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UAE urges int'l community to act against Iran’s interference in Middle East

UAE envoy

The UAE has called on the international community to pressure Iran end its interference and support for sectarian militias in the Arab countries.

"The conflicts in Yemen and Syria clearly show that Iran is the common perpetrator. Iran has created more tension and instability in our region, posing a serious threat to the stability of the Middle East.

 

"We therefore call on the international community and the Security Council to seriously pressure Iran to end its interference and support for terrorist and sectarian militias in Arab countries,” according to Saud Al Shamsi, Deputy Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN, who delivered the UAE’s statement at the UN Security Council’s quarterly Open Debate.

The debate was on the situation in the Middle East and the Palestinian cause.

Regarding the situation in Yemen, Shamsi reaffirmed the UAE’s commitment to supporting the work of Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Yemen, and the UN-sponsored political process for a lasting and sustainable political settlement.

 

He also expressed commitment of the UAE and the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen to the Stockholm Agreement on Hudaidah and relevant Security Council resolutions. However, he accued the Iranian-backed Houthis of repeatedly violating the agreement and relevant resolutions.

Shamsi also indicated Iran’s role negative influence in Syria, saying that it hinders any possible political solution there.

Speaking about the Palestinian cause, Shamsi called on Israel to stop its illegal practices against the Palestinian people, which are undermining the two-state solution. He underscored his country’s ongoing support for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and its humanitarian work.

On the Libyan issue, Shamsi expressed concern for the growing threat posed by terrorist groups in Libya and emphasised the vital need for international efforts to restore security and stability in Libya.

"The international community, especially the Security Council, must address those parties that continue to undermine regional stability and peaceful coexistence so that the region can invest its energies and resources in building peaceful, prosperous, and tolerant societies free from conflict, violence, and terrorism,” he concluded.

 

Last Modified: Wednesday، 23 January 2019 12:16 PM
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