Iran–Saudi Arabia relations
Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel Al-Jubeir says Iran "has to understand that its aggressive behaviour cannot be sustained" and that his country is "trying to avoid a war at all costs".
Sources: Sky News
Sources: Sky News
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia Adel al-Jubeir says that his country "reserves the right to arm itself with nuclear weapons if Iran cannot be stopped from making one."
King Salman of Saudi Arabia calls for a "comprehensive and firm" response to Iran's nuclear program and condemns what he describes as "its expansionist activities, create its terrorist networks, and use terrorism", adding that it produces nothing but "chaos, extremism, and sectarianism". An Iranian official rebuffs the accusations as "baseless".
Responding to Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's comments that Iran is "open to dialogue with its neighbors", Saudi Arabia's Adel al-Jubeir blames Iran for recent tensions in the Middle East and for attacks on ships and oil facilities; which Iran denies.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says the international community must take a firm stand on Tehran and that if confirmed Iran is behind the attacks against the oil facilities, Saudi Arabia will "take the necessary steps" to "respond appropriately".
Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir says his country will work with Japan and other nations to come up with a plan to ensure that ships can safely transit the Persian Gulf region. Jubeir also calls for "action" on Iran.
Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir says if Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz, there will be a "very, very strong reaction".
Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir says that the UN's report on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is unfounded, saying it has "clear contradictions and baseless allegations."
Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif states that the "genocidal taunts" of U.S. President Donald Trump "won't end Iran", in response to President Trump's comments that if Iran attacked U.S. interests, "that will be the official end of Iran." He also blasted Saudi Arabian Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir for his previous May 19 remarks regarding Iran.
Saudi Arabian Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir says his country "seeks to avert war, ready to respond with force and determination" to a would-be attack by Iran.