RIYADH: Saudi Arabia denied the existence of any mediation between Riyadh and Iran to ease tensions the region.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Cabinet Member Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir voiced the stance calling on the Iranian regime to change its behaviour and show good intentions rather than words.
In a lecture at the Royal Institute for Strategic Studies (Chatham House) in London, Al-Jubeir accused Iran of being behind the sabotage attack on two Aramco oil facilities last month, pointing out that "Iran does not respect the sovereignty of states or international law", Saudi Press Agency reported.
He pointed out that production had been restored quickly at the two oil plants which, he said, underlined Saudi commitment to secure the world energy markets.
He commended the strong international stance taken by most European countries and the United States towards Iran, stressing that Iranian actions have become a threat to the interests and security of countries in the region.
He reiterated Saudi support to a political solution, which is the best option to solve the Yemeni crisis, stressing that "there is an international dialogue on Yemen with a view to reaching a peaceful solution to the crisis."
He pointed out that the process of Brexit is a British internal affair, and that the bilateral relations between the two countries are old and continuous, whether Britain within the European Union or outside.