Saudi Arabia urges Iran not to interfere in domestic affairs


ISTANBUL: Speaker of the Saudi Shura Council, Abdullah bin Muhammad Al-Sheikh, has called on regional rival Iran to cooperate and adhere to the principle of non-interference in the affairs of other countries.

This came during a meeting of the heads of the Shura Councils of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in the Omani capital, Muscat, according to Saudi media.

“The kingdom calls on Iran, as a neighbour whose people we have religious and cultural ties with, to cooperate with the countries of the region by adhering to the principles of international legitimacy,” he said.

He added that Riyadh calls on Tehran “not to interfere in the domestic affairs of other countries, to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency, and to fulfil its obligations in this regard.”