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Saudi Arabia calls on international community to break its silence over crimes of Syrian regime

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers asked the international community to break its silence over the crimes committed by the Syrian regime. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman chaired the weekly session of the Cabinet at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday.

The Cabinet reviewed the outcome of the extraordinary meeting of the Arab League, held at the level of permanent representatives, to discuss the serious situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo. It acknowledged the Kingdom’s assertion that it is important for Arab countries to stand by the Syrian people and exert all possible efforts, at the international level, to provide safe havens where relief can be delivered for civilians.

The Cabinet also reiterated Saudi Arabia’s confirmation on the legitimate right of the Middle Eastern countries in the peaceful use of nuclear energy according to the standards and measures of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and under its supervision.

The Kingdom gave voice to this belief at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, which discussed the importance of implementing the Agreement on Barring the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria.

Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid Al-Qassabi, who is also acting minister of culture and information, said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) after the meeting, that the Cabinet welcomed the outcome of the 28th meeting of the justice ministers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), held in Riyadh, stressing the importance of completing a study on transferring the current guiding systems to unified systems and laws as per the leaders’ decision in the 36th summit of the GCC Supreme Council, and based on the vision of King Salman in this regard.