Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet’s Session 2 Jeddah

The Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency following the meeting that the Cabinet condemned the Houthi militias launching of a ballistic missile towards Makkah area, in a desperate…

The Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency following the meeting that the Cabinet condemned the Houthi militias launching of a ballistic missile towards Makkah area, in a desperate attempt to disrupt the Hajj season.

The Houthis also continued smuggling of rockets into Yemeni territory because of the lack of control over the port of Hodeida and the abuse of permits granted by the Alliance for relief shipments and goods, the Cabinet said.

The cabinet welcomed the statement made by the foreign ministers of the anti-terrorism quartet, in Manama, on the crisis with Qatar, stressing the six principles declared at the Cairo meeting, which represent the international consensus on the fight against terrorism and extremism and financing them.

Qatar should declare sincere and practical desire to stop supporting and funding for terrorism and extremism, as well as spreading the rhetoric of hatred and incitement, and commit itself to non-interference in the affairs of other countries and implement the 13 just demands that guarantee peace and stability in the region and the world.

The four countries criticized deliberate intention of the Qatari authorities to obstruct the performance of pilgrimage to the Qatari citizens and commended continuous facilities provided by the Kingdom to receive the pilgrims.

The Cabinet also welcomed the statement issued by the Council of the League of Arab States at the level of Foreign Ministers, at the end of its emergency meeting on Israeli attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Cabinet appreciated the efforts of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to protect Al-Aqsa Mosque, rejecting all attempts to impose unilateral control and actions aimed at harming Al-Quds, the Haram Al-Sharif and to affirm that the only way to peace is to return to the Arab peace initiative and to establish an effective international mechanism that guarantees Palestinian people inalienable rights and to put an end to occupation, under a specific time frame and the establishment of a Palestinian state with Al-Quds as its capital.

The Council noted the contents of the final communique of the meeting of the Committee of Permanent Delegates of the OIC Member States to discuss the recent Israeli escalation in Al-Quds, its condemnation of all punitive measures taken by the Israeli occupation authorities and rejection of all measures imposed by Israel on the Holy City and the mosque.

The Council of Ministers renewed strong condemnation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of the suicide bombing, in Kabul, and offered condolence to the families of the victims, to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and its people, wishing the injured speedy recovery.

Source: Saudi Press Agency