Ahmed Bin Abdulaziz Al-Qattan Saudi Ambassador in Cairo - File Photo
CAIRO – 13 November 2017: Saudi Ambassador to Egypt Ahmed Qattan said that the Saudi leadership is committed to securing its citizens and borders. “It is time to confront them [Iran] with firmness and strength,” Qattan stated.
“For decades, the Arab region, especially the Gulf countries have lived in tension and chaos because of Iran. There is almost no country in the Arab world that is not suffering because of them [Iran],” Qattan said in an interview with Amr Adeebb on ON E.
Qattan further expressed his frustration with Iran and its actions, elaborating; "Is it not an act of war to launch such missiles [ballistic] from Yemen on Riyadh?"
“Saudi Arabia does not call for wars. We want to live in peace and security,” Qattan concluded.
On Sunday, Saudi Arabia called for holding an emergency meeting with the Arab League's foreign ministers on November 19 to discuss ways of confronting Iranian interference in Arab affairs.
In an interview with CNN, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir charged Iran with launching a failed ballistic missile attack on Riyadh's International Airport on November 4, considering it “an act of war.”
“We have said we reserve the right to respond in the appropriate manner, at the appropriate time,” he added.