Al-Jubeir: Everyone wants to avoid war, except Iran

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Asharq Al-Awsat

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir has confirmed Iran’s involvement in attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

“Everyone in the region wants to avoid war and military conflict, except Iran,” he told CNN in an interview.

He noted that Saudi assessments of attacks on the oil tankers matched US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement about Iran’s responsibility.

“We have no reason to disagree with the Secretary of State. We agree with him,” Jubeir told CNN. “Iran has a history of doing this.”

The Saudi minister emphasized that his country had made it clear that Iran’s possession of nuclear weapons was unacceptable and dangerous to the region and to the entire world, adding that Saudi Arabia would do everything in its power to protect its interests.


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