Saudi Arabia Welcomes UNSC Resolution on Aleppo

The massacres being committed in the Syrian city of Aleppo can be classified as war crimes against humanity, the Saudi Cabinet stated. (SPA).


Riyadh, 04 Rabiul Akhir 1438/03 anuary 2017 (MINA) – Saudi Arabia welcomed the UNSC’s resolution No. (2328) on the deployment of international observers to supervise the evacuation of civilians in Aleppo, Syria, official media reported Monday.

The Kingdom also reiterated its strong rejection of the massacres committed against innocent civilians in Aleppo, affirming its stand in favor of outcomes of OIC foreign ministers’ emergency meeting that classified such violence in Aleppo as war crimes against humanity, the Saudi cabinet said in a statement, according to Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Meanwhile, the cabinet reiterated the Kingdom’s welcoming of the proposals put forward by the US Secretary of State on the final solution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, as well as the adoption by UNSC’s resolution (2334), which condemns Israeli settlement and calls for stopping it in the occupied Palestinian territories.

It also strongly condemned the killing of Russian Ambassador in Ankara, Turkey, the truck rampage incident in Berlin, Germany which killed around 12 people, the twin suicide blast in a market in Baghdad, Iraq which killed over 20 people, and the recent armed attack in a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey that killed and wounded dozens of people.

On results of the 97th session of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) oil ministers in Cairo, Egypt, the Saudi cabinet stressed the importance of maintaining stability, coordination, further cooperation, and commitment among OAPEC’s member-states in order to apply the agreement on reducing production reached in November last year. (T/RS05/RS01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)