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Secretary General of Shura Council Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Sheikh (SPA)

Cairo – Secretary General of Shura Council Mohammed bin Abdullah al Sheikh announced that Saudi Arabia continues to call for unity and the development of joint Arab system to maintain Arab safety and security.

Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Sheikh explained the main points discussed during at the Arab speakers meeting which was held at the Arab League.

The Speaker said that JASTA bill violates the U.N. charter which calls for respect of state’s sovereignty. He added that Iran’s interference aim to increase its power at the expense of the security and stability of Arab States.

He pointed out that the confrontation between Tehran and the new U.S. administration is up to how powerful the White House will be.

Sec-Gen Sheikh indicated that the meeting of Arab speakers reflects the priorities of the region and unites all stances. He added that the Palestinian cause is a priority for all Arabs and was stated in the first article of the closing statement.

The speakers agreed to coordinate with the International Parliamentary Union (IPU) to suspend the membership of the Israeli Keenest in its bodies and institution. This comes after the Keenest approved the law to steal and establish settlements on Palestinian lands.

They also agreed to hold on to the Arabism of the Jerusalem given that it is too soon to judge U.S. President Donald Trump’s statements about transferring the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

The sec-gen expressed his hope that this issue would be solved peacefully in a way that would lead to the separation of the two states and put an end to this cause.

When asked about Iran’s interference’s in the region, Sheikh said that the problem with the regime in Tehran is their Shi’ite ideology. He added that it is known that this system will destroy any state it enters.

Sheikh went on to say that Iran occupies three Emirati islands as well as interferes in Bahrain, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon.

The sec-gen explained that Arab parliament always issue statements about Iran and the dangers of its involvements and rejecting any direct military interference.

Concerning counter terrorism, Sheikh assured that it is a priority and that the parliament is trying to resort to several reforms to put an end of terrorism as well as correcting the misconceptions about religions.

He also said that the parliament had given a priority to women and children’s rights.

When asked about JASTA, the sec-gen said that the speakers’ meeting resulted in a statement which rejected JASTA as a violation of internal affairs and the U.N. charter. He also explained that parliamentary committees known as friendship committees will follow up with the issue.

Sheikh said that he went to Geneva to the European Union to explain the dangers of terrorism that Arab countries have to face.

According to the sec-gen, Saudi Arabia always promoted Arab unity and coalition, while rejecting foreign interferences.

The sec-gen concluded that the Arab League is working on developing the Arab action system that deals with important causes, hoping that it would be implemented soon.