Saudi king calls for Gulf Arab unity to confront Iran

“The Iranian regime continues its aggressive actions that threaten security and stability,” Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Tuesday 10/12/2019
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud meets Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, in Riyadh, December 10. (Saudi Press Agency via Reuters)
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud meets Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, in Riyadh, December 10. (Saudi Press Agency via Reuters)

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud opened a Gulf Arab summit on Tuesday by calling for regional unity to confront Iran and secure energy supplies and maritime channels.

“Our region today is passing through circumstances and challenges that require concerted efforts to confront them as the Iranian regime continues its aggressive actions that threaten security and stability…,” he said.

In a televised speech, he also urged the global community to address Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

(Reuters)