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Saudi King Demands Solution of Iran Conflict

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz calls for a comprehensive solution and a firm international position on Iran in his pre-recorded address to the 193-member General Assembly.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz attends a virtual cabinet meeting in Neom, Saudi Arabia, August 18, 2020. Picture taken August 18, 2020.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has called for a comprehensive solution on Iran and disarming its affiliate Hezbollah in Lebanon, and expressed support for US efforts to start talks between Israel and the Palestinians during his first address to the United Nations General Assembly.

He said Iran has exploited a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers “to intensify its expansionist activities, create its terrorist networks, and use terrorism,” adding that this had produced nothing but “chaos, extremism, and sectarianism.”

“A comprehensive solution and a firm international position are required,” he told the 193-member General Assembly in a video statement on Wednesday, prerecorded due to the coronavirus pandemic.