GCC Member States 136th Session Concluded

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(London Post – Riyadh)    – The GCC Ministerial Council confirmed the steady positions of GCC member states on the importance of adhering to the agreement reached between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the group (5 +1) in July 2015, stressing the importance of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s role in this regard and the need to apply an effective mechanism of verifying implementation of the agreement, inspection and monitor all Iranian nuclear sites, including military and re-imposing sanctions quickly and effectively, if Iran violated its obligations under the agreement. It emphasized, too, the importance of the implementation of Security Council Resolution 2231 of July 2015 on the nuclear deal, including with respect to the ballistic missiles and other weapons.

The Ministerial Council offered condolences on the Saudi, Emirati, Bahraini and Yemeni martyrs of duty in military operations in the Saudi-led Arab coalition forces in Yemen, stressing that the participation of the armed forces of the GCC countries in Operation Renewal Hope comes in defense of legality, in Yemen and restoring security and stability there, as well as defending the safety and security of the GCC countries.

The Council commended the humanitarian efforts made by the GCC countries to introduce the maximum amount of humanitarian and medical assistance to the Yemeni people, noting the great humanitarian role played by King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid in this regard, calling for the international community to intensify humanitarian assistance in order to alleviate suffering of Yemeni brotherly people.

The Ministerial Council stressed the importance of a political solution in accordance with the Gulf initiative and its executive mechanism, the outputs of the comprehensive Yemeni National Dialogue, Riyadh Conference and the unconditional implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2216 (2015).

The Ministerial Council hailed victories achieved by the Popular Resistance and the National Army loyal to the legitimacy against Houthi militias and the forces loyal to Ali Abdullah Saleh. It hailed also the liberation of the city of Aden and a number of other Yemeni cities.

The GCC Ministerial Council urged the international community to shoulder its responsibility in supporting Syrian refugees, praising the efforts and assistance provided by the GCC countries to alleviate suffering of Syrian displaced and refugees, inside and abroad.

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