Selin ATAY-TDO- Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz took aim at Tehran during his debut at the annual United Nations meeting of world leaders. Saudi king made a call for a united front to contain Tehran and stop it from getting weapons of mass destruction.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz said Tehran exploited a 2015 nuclear deal with P5+1 “to intensify its expansionist activities, create its terrorist networks, and use terrorism”. Saudi king also added that exploitation of the nuclear deal had produced nothing but “chaos, extremism, and sectarianism.”
In his video statement, King Salman bin Abdulaziz said that “A comprehensive solution and a firm international position are required.”
This year, world powers made their speech via pre-recorded video statement at 193-member General Assembly because of the current conditions that arose from the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The Trump’s administration quit the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOAO) in 2018, with President Donald Trump calling it the “worst deal ever.” Since then, the United States not only has imposed unilateral sanctions on Iran, but also asserts that all countries also should reinstate U.N. sanctions.
French President Emmanuel Macron, however, told the General Assembly on Tuesday that the United States’ sanctions campaign against Tehran did not bring any result. All the remaining parties to the JCPA, known as 2015 nuclear deal, and 13 of the 15 U.N. Security Council members stated that the Washington’s claim on U.N. sanctions is void.
“Our experience with the Iranian regime has taught us that partial solutions and appeasement did not stop its threats to international peace and security,” Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz said.