Al-Jubeir: Islamic world rejects actions of internationally isolated Iran

Makkah Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir said that the Islamic world rejects Iran's actions and that the international community has isolated Tehran and considered the world's primary state sponsor of terror.

Al-Jubeir pointed out that Iran is subject to harsh sanctions by the international community, which sent a message to Tehran that its continuation in this approach would increase the sanctions and pressure thereon.

In a joint press conference with OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen after the conclusion of the 14th Islamic Summit in Makkah on Friday, Al-Jubeir said: Iran does not behave as a country that wants to have respect. He stressed that the killing of diplomats, bombing of embassies, planting of terrorist cells, smuggling of arms and explosives to other countries as well as supporting terrorist militias, and firing ballistic missiles on the cities is not the behavior of a State that seeks to get the respect of its neighbors.

The Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs drew attention that the responsibility of governments is to take care of their peoples and focus on development, security, stability and peace, not on destruction and sabotage.

Al-Jubeir said that Islam is a religion of middle path, moderation, love and tolerance, noting that this is what the Saudi leadership seeks to entrench and show to the world, and works to ensure that the principles and policies of cooperation with countries are built on this basis. He pointed out that the Islamic civilization has formed a bridge between the East and the West for thousands of years, describing it as a moderate civilization geographically and historically.

Source: International Islamic News Agency