Saudi King: We hope that Iran will change its policy in the region and move towards dialogue and cooperation
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz said that the Kingdom is concerned about Iran’s lack of cooperation with the international community regarding its nuclear program and its development of ballistic missile programs.
In a speech distributed to members of the Saudi Shura Council detailing the country’s internal and external positions, King Salman added that he hopes Iran will change its policy and what he described as its “negative” behavior in the region and move towards dialogue and cooperation.
On the Yemeni issue, the Saudi king said that the Kingdom continues to call on the Houthis to appeal to the voice of wisdom and reason, and to put the interests of the Yemeni people above others. He also reaffirmed the Kingdom’s initiative to end the conflict in Yemen, and support international and international efforts to reach a political solution.
On the other hand, King Salman indicated that Riyadh urges the Lebanese leaders to give priority to the interests of its people, and to stop Hezbollah’s hegemony over the joints of the state.
He also said that the Kingdom is keen to continue working with the “OPEC Plus” (OPEC +) agreement for its essential role in stabilizing oil markets, as he put it. He added that the Kingdom stresses the importance of the commitment of all countries to participate in the agreement.