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Islamic Consensus on Condemning Iran’s Terrorism

Islamic Consensus on Condemning Iran’s Terrorism

Islamic Consensus on Condemning Iran’s Terrorism

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held an emergency meeting in Jeddah condemning the attacks on the Saudi embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad. OIC said that it “rejects and condemns Iran’s inflammatory statements over the executions, considering those statements a blatant interference in the internal affairs of Saudi Arabia”.

In the final communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC condemned the Iranian aggressions against the Saudi missions and said that these attacks constituted a flagrant violation of international law, in reference to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

The communiqué affirmed that these aggressions counter the OIC and the Charter of the United Nations, which calls for promoting trust and fostering friendly relations and mutual respect among member states.

“These statements are blatant interference in the internal affairs of Saudi Arabia and a contravention of the UN Charter, the OIC Charter and all international covenants that call for non-interference in the internal affairs of member states,” said the OIC foreign ministers.

Informed sources revealed for Asharq Al-Awsat that Iran faces huge isolation in the meeting of the foreign ministers.

From his part, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir described the OIC meeting as “historical”.

He stressed on the fact that Saudi Arabia severed all diplomatic and commercial ties with Iran after the attacks, while other Gulf countries took varying measures to downgrade ties with Iran, and had condemned the country’s actions.

Al-Jubeir excluded Iran, who refused to condemn itself, and Lebanon, who distanced itself just like it did in the Arab League meeting.

The Saudi Foreign Minister said these attacks showcase Iran’s aggressive policies and its constant incitement of sectarianism in the region.

He also revealed consultations that Saudi Arabia will be holding to discuss the steps it will follow after cutting diplomatic ties with Iran; explaining that Saudi Arabia is looking through all the choices available.

Al-Jubeir called Iran for changing its behavior, if it wants to be a respected country in the Islamic community and in the world in general.