Saudi Arabia welcomes Biden’s decision to help Kingdom

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

05th Feb, 2021. 04:30 pm
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US President Joe Biden announced in his first foreign policy speech that he will help Saudi Arabia defend its country and its people. The Kingdom has welcomed the move.

He had said, “Saudi Arabia faces missile attacks, UAV strikes and other threats from Iranian supplied forces in multiple countries,” “We’re going to continue to help Saudi Arabia defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity and its people.”

According to details, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, reacted to Biden’s announcement. He said, “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes the United States’ commitment, expressed in President Biden’s speech today, to cooperate with the Kingdom in defending its security and territory,” he said.

“We look forward to working with Tim Lenderking to achieve our joint goal of a comprehensive political resolution in Yemen as part of our shared vision for a peaceful and prosperous region.”

Moreover, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defence Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman welcomed Biden’s move. He also welcomed the appointment of Lenderking and said the Kingdom was looking forward to working with its American partners to “alleviate the humanitarian situation and find a solution to the Yemen crisis, and ensure peace and stability,” he added.

“Even before the Iran-backed Houthi militants overthrew the government of Yemen in 2014, the Kingdom has spared no effort in finding a sustainable political resolution to the conflict, including the GCC initiative, the Kuwait talks, and numerous other UN-brokered peace talks,” said Prince Faisal.

Apart from that, a Saudi foreign ministry said that the country was looking forward to working with the US administration, Lenderking, UN, Arab coalition countries, and all Yemeni parties to resolve the conflict.

“The Kingdom will continue its remarkable efforts to alleviate the human suffering of the brotherly Yemeni people, and has provided more than $17 billion over the past few years,” the ministry said in the report

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